Another set of photos from Florida!
It was not just gulls and terns that I photographed on Clearwater Beach - there were wading birds too. One such bird was the American Oystercatcher. Very similar to the Oystercatchers found in the UK, there were a few pairs of these birds at one end of the beach. Like the other birds there, they were obviously accustomed to humans, allowing a close approach with my 100-400mm lens. Being black and white birds, it was hard to photograph them against the white sand in bright sunlight!
For more photos of these birds please go to the gallery here.