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Black Skimmers - why haven't I seen them before?

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9 hours ago, Plug and teaser said:

Haven't seen many, but fairly regular around Morris Island area.

This one we saw in Stage Harbor.

 

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Very cool and great pic.  Now I see why they're called skimmers.  

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From the side the Skimmers beaks look large, you wonder how it can get it through the water.

 

But straight on they are really like a knife blade, super thin so it cuts through the water with little resistance.

 

Not my pic....

 

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