There were no big swirling and twisting passes this time. The bird did a fast back and forth and was gone.
Most times when they catch a fish you can actually see their head pulled back off the water.
I guess the small minnows were too deep here so the Skimmer moved on to a better spot. I did manage to catch these shots, which considering how few chances I had made me pretty happy.
4 thoughts on “Black Skimmer Passing Through”
What a cool bird. I especially love the way you composed the first image. It gives a sense of the background without cluttering the frame and the wonderful reflection is a nice bonus.
Unique is a good description. Skim the water with an open beak, snatch small fish on the fly. When they do catch a fish they almost flip over backwards. Love to find them.
Very much enjoying your skimmer series Ted. Fantastic photos.
Thanks. With luck I’ll find some when they flock and get ready to migrate. I think they go to South America. In the fall thousands gather at the remote beaches before they leave.