Happy New Year! Since the January weather continues to be glorious, I figured it was time to head to the beach. There is a flock of Black Skimmers that stays in Santa Barbara much of the year, and I have been menaing to get down and take their portraits for some time now. They are a bit funny looking and I find them quite interesting to watch.
Brown Pelican. Note leg band (#890)
Spotted Sandpiper. Not the crispest shot, but the best one so far.