Thursday, January 07, 2010
I was just looking through some of my photo files and came across this head shot of a Black Skimmer. Check out that massive lower mandible, longer than the top. They drag that through the surface of the water, skimming the surface, then snap it shut on any fish they encounter. They're really cool birds and I will see then later this winter in FL. I will not see them at my feeders in NH. Right now I have to be content with chickadees, juncos, Mourning Doves, titmice, nuthatches, goldfinches, a cardinal pair, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, White-throated Sparrows and 15 Tree Sparrows (sweet).