“I Got One!!”
Yesterday evening just prior to sunset we were watching this black skimmer working the salt marsh doing his thing skimming in and around the reeds in hopes of coming up with a fish. The black skimmers are one of the only birds whose lower portion of it’s mouth is longer then the upper portion, and they use that extended lower section to ‘skim’ the water as their feeding technique. This one last night was super fast, swooping and darting about like a fighter jet on a mission. During one pass it was successful and snagged itself a small fish which it swallowed during mid air flight. It never fails to amaze me that they ever catch a fish as this method appears rather random, but catch fish they do and it’s exciting to see every time!
Stay tuned for another exciting episode of “Marsh Skimmer”…I’ll post more later this week!