Photo 2 Oct 104 notes On the Bolivar Flats near Galveston, Texas, Simon Tan watched as black skimmers cut through the water to feed during a low tide. At one point, these three birds flew in formation. The Texas photographer says, “I was lucky to get a few shots.” He used a Canon EOS 40D and a 100-400mm lens (via Photo of the Week: Skimmers Three - National Wildlife Federation)

On the Bolivar Flats near Galveston, Texas, Simon Tan watched as black skimmers cut through the water to feed during a low tide. At one point, these three birds flew in formation. The Texas photographer says, “I was lucky to get a few shots.” He used a Canon EOS 40D and a 100-400mm lens (via Photo of the Week: Skimmers Three - National Wildlife Federation)

#Bolivar Flats #Galveston #Texas #Black Skimmer #birds #tern #water #low tide #skimming #feeding #predation

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    These are such awesomely weird birds. And now I miss home.
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    Skimmers are a very unique group of birds. According to fossil records they used to be a fairly common and diverse...
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