Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Black Skimmer

I was fascinated with these birds on the beach... 
so much so that I filled an 8gb card in less than an hour!
I am not referring to the seagulls in the background,
rather the Black Skimmer in the foreground. 

They kind of remind me of something you
would see in a Dr. Seuss book.

But they are for real!

It is a good thing that at the last moment I
grabbed that extra camera card!

Ocean City, New Jersey


Sivinden said...

Such interesting birds! - I've never seen those Black Skimmers. Great shots!

Kathy said...

I'm taking a trip to the Gulf Coast in a couple of weeks and hope to photograph shore birds for the first time. These of yours are wonderful shots! Wish you could tag along to give me pointers.

Anonymous said...

We call them terns here in Florida. I will have to post a photo. They are on our beach in huge flocks and I always get some kids on the beach to run after them so I can capture them taking of in midair ;) They come back again in about two seconds and we do it all over again ;) They are very difficult to capture with a camera due to their coloring. These turned out great.

Dianne said...

they're both funny looking and beautiful
love their beaks
great shots

Jim said...

You must be taking videos to fill that card in one day!
These are really good pictures. And yes, they do remind me of the good doc.

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots! my post today is specially for you :) you know why?!