Not definitive on the ID due to the pink bill.
Seen in David Allen Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park
Two seen together with a number of Ring-billed Gulls!
This spectacular insect, though it appears to be a formidable wasp, is actually a crane fly. Apparently it bores into dead wood with that long ovipositor on the distal abdomen, to deposit eggs!
This little booger crawled OUT of my dufflebag one morning, in my tent, as I was laying in my sleeping bag, next to the duffle. We were camping below the Summersville Dam, along the Lower Gauley River, in Nicholas County, WV, on July 19th when I captured this photo!