I had been watching this Black Skimmer work his way around the inlets at Shem Creek at low tide.
I suspect he had a nest nearby as after this pass he took his catch out into the mouth of the creek…
… caught up to…
…and passed a Brown Pelican.
He disappeared from my sight. The Pelican stayed his course, gliding the whole time.
6 thoughts on “Black Skimmer and Brown Pelican”
Wonderful to catch these two in flight. Terrific photos, Ellen!
Thanks, Belinda. I kept wondering if they would interact in some way, but they just kept doing their own thing.
I had forgotten you caught that 😃😃😃, very nice.
Love the side-by-side flight shots, awesome, Ellen!
Thanks, Donna, it was pretty interesting to watch. And at a place we’ve been many times but first time seeing a Skimmer there.