Black Skimmers

Black Skimmer: You Are In My Space

A huge flock of Black Skimmers came in to the edge of the beach at low tide. These few had separated from the group and appeared to want to rest but just couldn’t leave each other alone.

Black Skimmers
Black Skimmers

“Akkk, I’ve been goosed!”

Black Skimmers
Black Skimmers

Indignant, he moved off without looking back.

Black Skimmers
Black Skimmers

You can see the Skimmers’ unique bill clearly in this photo: the lower mandible is longer than the upper. They feed by skimming over the water dragging the lower bill in the water picking up fish.

Black Skimmers
Black Skimmers

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