This is the largest of the Skimmer family with a length of 2 feet, a wingspan around 5 feet.
They will travel along the southern US coast, however their primary range is throughout South America.
Skimmers are the ‘speedsters’ of the shore birds making them one the hardest birds to photograph.
Slowly I’m actually learning patience. Once in a while I’ll add something new to this web site. I was pretty busy shooting this spring now I need to tackle the PC as a leftie 😂😂
5 thoughts on “Black Skimmer, Salt Marsh”
Glad you are back. Hope you are well.
Wonderful photo, and with a bonus gator😊. We hope you “mend” quickly!
Cool shot 😎— gotta luv that gator lurking in the background
It’s not so easy to photograph these speedy birds. I would probably fail doing it :). Ted, patience will help a lot.