We saw a flock of maybe 200 birds all in the surf WAITING...watching the 3 fisherman with live bait..
Imagine a long line of all these birds, maybe a quarter mile long and 30 feet wide of beach and surf with all these birds.
Per my friend Holly we saw Royal Terns, Caspian terns, Sandwich Terns, Black backed Gulls, common gulls and Willets
below these guys were digging coquinas (tiny tasty clams) out of the sand
my grandmother used to make soup with these Coquinas that we picked up but I did not taste it. If you search Google Images for Coquinas you can see how tiny they are. The beach across the bridge from Longboat is named Coqunia Beach.
And the gulls were dressed in their tuxedos
JUST FOR YOU