Thursday, June 23, 2011

Black Skimmer

Black Skimmers have a unique way of fishing. They fly really fast skimming calm water with their lower beak, then circle back and pick up the fish. They are amazing to watch. This one has a snack in his mouth. For a better look, just click on the photo.

I've been to Sawgrass Lake Park in St Petersburg more times than I can count. Until last Monday, I had never seen Skimmers there. They are usually around Ft Desoto in Tierra Verde. There is a whole colony there that nest on North Beach.
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