Black Skimmer, Skimming - Click To Enlarge

Black Skimmer, Skimming

This bird was skimming right along the shore. The water probably wasn’t even ankle deep here.

Black Skimmer, Skimming - Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer, Skimming – Click To Enlarge

In the photograph above the bird most likely had just grabbed a small fish. I don’t know how they don’t just flip over.

Black Skimmer, Skimming - Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer, Skimming – Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer, Skimming - Click To Enlarge
Black Skimmer, Skimming – Click To Enlarge

I don’t know of any other bird with a bill shaped like this, or that can fish the same way. Even without a camera watching them is great entertainment.

 

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