Thursday, August 7, 2014

Black Skimmers in Sarasota‏

Some great photos here of breeding skimmers which you might be able to use.  Taken by Eva Furner.  I only wish that we could have such a colony on our islands.


From: "Furner, Eva"
Sent: Saturday, August 2, 2014 5:13:13 PM
Subject: Fwd: Black Skimmers in Sarasota

FYI, thought you might find this of interest since you are in the area this week. - Large colony of Black Skimmers on Lido Key, on the beach just opposite the Holiday Inn. 
Surprisingly, the birds are coexisting on the beach with lots of human beachgoers. 
Well over a hundred birds.  Lots of chicks in varying stages of maturity and a few adults still sitting on eggs. 
Every time a parent lands with a fish, all the nearby chicks run toward the adult with wings outstretched.  Very interesting to see all the activity.
Eva Furner

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