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Old Apr 10, 2005, 6:28 PM   #1
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[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/City/images/BLACK_SKIMMER6.jpg[/img]

Skimming for fish, in front of a mini-tidal wave

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/City/images/BLACK_SKIMMER7.jpg[/img]

This image, taken in a marine Marsh, has Snowy Egrets in the background

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/City/images/BLACK_SKIMMER_SUNRISE.jpg[/img]

This image. is the world of the Skimmer at the crack of dawn.

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Nice pics here dave, the second one in particular because of the reflection

Thanks for sharing - is the skimmer indigenous to New York/America
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Old Apr 11, 2005, 8:51 AM   #3
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Nice pics here dave, the second one in particular because of the reflection

Thanks for sharing - is the skimmer indigenous to New York/America
Thanks Jake

:lol: For those who don't think Global warming is happening, there's a wonderful bird book put out in the thirties that tells me that the Black Skimmer summers as far North as the Carolina's! But now they summer in Long Island, and of course Brooklyn. So, yes they are indigiginous to Brooklyn!

They're a very odd bird indeed and hunt by flying just above the water, skimming with the lower Jaw, which is longer than the top. When they "feel" a fish, the upper jaw slams shut. They have a wonderful joint in the neck, so that if the hit something solid, the neck just bends over, and prevents the bird from being injured.

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