This “Surfin’ Bird” photo was taken on Anna Maria Island beach in the vicinity of 49th Street. These birds are very social. They are usually seen foraging in groups. This bird was foraging with four others. Anyone old enough to remember the song “Surfin’ Bird” recorded by the Trashmen circa 1963? The Trashmen actually lost a plagiarism lawsuit over the song. It’s now credited to the Rivingtons.