Tag Archive | Black Skimmers

The Skimming Black Skimmer

Black skimmers are  common on many Florida beaches. When this bird forages, it flies near the ocean’s surface with its longer knife-like lower mandible slicing the water to snatch small fish to eat. When its lower bill comes into contact with a fish, the upper bill snaps down seizing it. Sounds like a good science […]

Skimmers Galore!

Florida hosts many species of birds in the winter due to its mild climate. For some birds the Florida peninsula is the gateway to South American wintering spots. For others Florida is the place to be. One of my favorite local places to see winter migrants is a tiny beach on the Gulf Coast – […]