I am taking us back to the beach we visited towards the end of our time in Florida last February. We had spotted a large number of gulls and I wanted to get some photos. I expected to see only seagulls and it was a delightful surprise to find a couple of birds that were different from the rest.
One that I was interested in and had never seen before was a Black Skimmer. If you want to learn more about him you can click here and again here.
It has a very long, narrow beak. The lower mandible is used for scooping up small fish as the bird glides over the water.
Occasionally they get told off by the seagulls.