Late Evening Skim

Yesterday evening, just before we left for the night a black skimmer showed up and made a couple of passes in the salt marsh.

I saw him snap his head back and I knew he nabbed a fish. The skimmer flew across the marsh reeds heading off for the night happily munching down his fish along the way!

Black Skimmer Fishing in the Salt Marsh

Black Skimmer Fishing in the Salt Marsh

Black Skimmer Fishing in the Salt Marsh

Black Skimmer Fishing in the Salt Marsh

14 thoughts on “Late Evening Skim

    • These guys fly fast and fish fast. I’m surprised they don’t have a lot of wrecks. Plus the oyster beds are just below the surface of the water, that would hurt that large lower bill segment for sure.

    • Thanks Lee, that is a very tough bird to photograph and a struggle for me to try to keep detail in the white and see something (anything) in that black face. The conditions were awful last night too with a cloudy grey sky so I got no help from the lighting. Anyway, I tried to get something out of it. 🙂

  1. Amazing you could shoot him bending his head back like that. The fact he could even do that is also amazing. What a great fisherman he is. He’s got good coloring, too. Love the way the water looks.

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