Black Skimmer At Work

This afternoon we had a young black skimmer hit the salt marsh for a few quick passes.

He grabbed a few fish, buzzed a confused yellowlegs, and in general had a nice cruise through the area before heading off deeper out into the marsh.

Black Skimmer Hits The Salt Marsh

Black Skimmer Hits The Salt Marsh

Black Skimmer Hits The Salt Marsh

Black Skimmer Hits The Salt Marsh

Black Skimmer Hits The Salt Marsh

Black Skimmer Hits The Salt Marsh

31 thoughts on “Black Skimmer At Work

    • What I have never been able to figure out is how they avoid smashing that long bill into an oyster bed just beneath the surface. Especially with how fast they fly.

  1. What great captures of their action! These guys are really fast looking and I so enjoy their technique! 🙂

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