Black Skimmers

Black skimmers, Forster’s terns, and royal terns

During a recent stay at the beach, Regis found a shorebird hangout including lots of black skimmers and Forster’s terns. He was able to get a few shots of a black skimmer “skimming” the water and successfully catching a small fish. The lower bill on the black skimmer is longer than the upper bill. The birds fly with their lower bill in the water and snap their bills shut when they sense a fish.

Black skimmer.
Black skimmer fishing.
Black skimmer with a small fish.

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