I am not much of a birder. I own a couple of bird books, but the number of birds that I can identify by sight is about 10 if "gull" or "some type of hawk" count as identifications.
I photographed this flock last Friday afternoon from the beach at the Assateague Island National Seashore. I just spent about 15 minutes with my bird books to no avail. So much for my birding talents. Someone please identify them. They were quite far when I took the picture, but I think there are enough clues in the pictures. Thanks.