Skimmer With Decent Light, Finally

Skimmer With Decent Light, Finally

It took about 5 miles and later in the day to catch some Black Simmers in clear water with sun light. Which should not have been that hard in South Carolina.

Skimmer With Decent Light, Finally
Skimmer With Decent Light, Finally

I went from full out marshland to old rice fields. Also the birds broke rules and were feeding mid day, not in the morning. Things worked out well.

Skimmer With Decent Light, Finally
Skimmer With Decent Light, Finally

Now the Black Skimmers are in a place a little more photographer friendly. Well, there’s the Alligators who love clean rice fields too. But the Skimmers are OK with it, so I am too.

 

2 thoughts on “Skimmer With Decent Light, Finally”

  1. Not quite sure but the lower beak is shaped like a scoop? From what I can see I think so, which makes sense given the way they skim through the water!

    1. That’s exactly the shape. They ‘skim’ the surface at high speed, when they feel a fish the upper will slam shut grabbing the prey. They are one of the fastest birds out there, more acrobatic than a gull, and usually very shy.

      Evolution at its finest 😁

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