Black Skimmer Fishing

Black Skimmer Fishing

Skimmers are another of the master acrobats. Like the Kite they catch prey on the fly, but they feed by grabbing small fish as they fly over the surface.

Black Skimmer Fishing
Black Skimmer Fishing

Above you can see a school of fish jump and scatter as the bird is spotted up above.

Black Skimmer Fishing
Black Skimmer Fishing

It’s like the surface of the water erupts when a Skimmer comes in low.

Black Skimmer Fishing
Black Skimmer Fishing

You might think of a Black Skimmer as a large Tree Swallow in their speed and actions.

Black Skimmer Fishing
Black Skimmer Fishing

Photographing these birds is all based on timing and your location in the path of their flight.

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