While spring and fall are the busiest times at Bolsa Chica
a guy I got talking to at Vista Park said there were Black Skimmers there - so I took the short drive up the PCH to the Huntington Beach wetlands. The skimmers were there, lots of fun to watch and try to capture. A member of the same family as gulls and terns, they are unique in having an uneven bill, the lower part of which has been adapted for trailing through the water to catch fish.
Nice photos. I love skimmers, such an interesting bird.ReplyDelete
Thanks Richard - first time I'd seen them, they are fascinating.ReplyDelete