For the past five years I have watched and photographed Black Skimmers draw straight lines with their bills on the marsh water at Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, always wondering if they ever catch anything. They must, since they still exist and are actually thriving. Here’s a shot of a bunch of them yesterday.
Following is a closer look from a week ago.
They skim the water anywhere there may be fish, even right next to other birds.
The following series of shots shows one that finally got a fish on camera!