Black Skimmer Fishing - Click To Enlarge

Black Skimmer Fishing

The wrong lens, wrong shutter speed, bad distance, not much right. However…

This Black Skimmer flew by fast, then made a complete U-turn. Immediately diving down to the waters surface he came back at us full speed. For a skimmer that’s pretty fast.

I shot this series just because it was such fun to see.

Black Skimmer Fishing - Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer Fishing – Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer Fishing - Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer Fishing – Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer Fishing - Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer Fishing – Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer Fishing - Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer Fishing – Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer Fishing - Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer Fishing – Click To Enlarge

As fast as he came was how fast he changed his mind and banked back over Charleston bay. Very cool to watch!

Black Skimmer Fishing - Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer Fishing – Click To Enlarge

For anyone unfamiliar with a skimmer they have a longer lower beak which allows them to skim over water, scoop up prey and then slam the upper bill closed.

Black Simmers usually are part of a larger flock, this one was alone.

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