Black Skimmer in Flight

Skimmers In The Square

Usually I crop bird-in-flight images rectangularly to emphasize the flight path, but this first image worked better in a 1X1 format because he was closer to the right edge of the frame.

Black Skimmer in Flight
Black Skimmer in Flight

So I picked out some others that also worked square to go with it.

Black Skimmer in Flight
Black Skimmers in Flight

The Skimmers are fascinating to watch, first flying so close together, then separating on some unseen clue.

Black Skimmer in Flight
Black Skimmers in Flight

This next one is not the perfect mirror image capture that I would have preferred. But I like it for the shadow in addition to the reflection, the second Skimmer’s wing hinting of more action, and the still visible furrow in the water where the first Skimmer had just lifted.

Black Skimmer in Flight
Black Skimmer in Flight, Reflections

And I couldn’t resist another image of the Black Skimmer passing the Roseate Spoonbills.

Black Skimmer in Flight Over Roseate Spoonbills
Black Skimmer in Flight Over Roseate Spoonbills

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
May 9, 2022

4 thoughts on “Skimmers In The Square”

  1. I have a necessarily distant fascination for both skimmers and puffins! Love seeing your and Ted’s photos of the skimmers and I never tire of looking at them 🙂

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