That afternoon, we headed back to Tunnels Beach to enjoy a quiet afternoon of sand, waves, and sunshine as I continued to get my feet under me. I'm not one for sunbathing per se, as I tend to get bored just lying there, but sitting with my camera and finding things to photograph? That I'm just fine with. A surfer checking his camera before heading out to catch some waves; I hope his images came out okay:
And some shots of a few Red-crested Cardinals that were working both the sand around us and the trees behind us:
I noticed that sometimes they drooped their wings down when they were on land, almost to the point where the tips were touching the ground, but so far I haven't thought of a reason why that might be:
I was looking almost straight up at this one for the next two shots:
This one caught my eye because it was such a different red from what I'm used to seeing on these birds:
Helpfully, one of the other birds hopped to a nearby branch so I could get some nice comparison shots:
More shots to come from this particular day...