Colony of red-billed gulls on rock just offshore. Around 100+ birds.
Fighting over what must have been an absolutely delightful chicken bone!
Royal Tern has an orange-red bill, pale grey upper parts and white under parts. Its legs are black. This was proudly showing off its catch to other terns on the shoreline of Bolivar Peninsula.
Gulls or seagulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the sub-order Lari. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Until the twenty-first century most gulls were placed in the genus Larus, but this arrangement is now known to be polyphyletic, leading to the resurrection of several genera. An older name for gulls is mew, cognate with German "Möwe", Dutch...