Tuesday, June 14, 2016

An all new bird!!

Last weekend I left the boat, headed to an area that I had seen Mangrove Warblers hanging around in. What I found was a huge surprise....Black Skimmers!! As their name implies, they fly along the water, with the over sized lower bill hanging down, "skimming" along feeling for small minnows! What a great opportunity for me to not only sit and watch them in action, but get some pretty good photos as well!  Here are a few of the fun "Skimmer" shots I got!

Quite often they flew by in something of a pattern....

they skim along like this, until they feel their lower bill strike a small fish, and then they clamp down on it...

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