Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Black Skimmer

These pictures were taken on February 20th, 2010 at the beach in Port Aransas, Texas. The Black Skimmer is a very unique bird. If you look at his beak, the lower mandible is much longer than the upper. What they do to feed is fly very low over the water and drop the lower mandible into the water so that it skims the water surface. Any small minnows will then be scooped up. They normally feed in early mornings or late afternoons but will sometimes even feed at night.


Arti said...

Wow..a majestic bird in its full glory!Great shots, Fred.

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

Wow, impressive, sorta the Jimmy Durante of fishing birds!