Resting Skimmer by Karen  Moore

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Skimmers are strange looking birds, with their bill one longer then ther other. There very elegant birds in flight and fun to watch as they skim the top of the waters.

Another older photo taken off the flat behind Lovers Key in SWFL.

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  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerrover 4 years ago

    Great capture ..

  • Thanks so much for stopping in !

    – Karen Moore

  • tanmari
    tanmariover 4 years ago

    Perfect! I love those funny birds>

  • They are funny looking but beautiful in flight !!

    – Karen Moore

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Great shot Karen, haven’t seen one before! :))

  • Skimmers are here by the hundreds, they dont do much of anything when landed just kind of sit there like this one. But in Flight they fly in unison, and they use the extra long bill to skimm the top of the water for food !

    – Karen Moore

  • noffi
    noffiover 4 years ago

    Karen…Love the skimmer! One of the birds i am always trying to catch as they fly and feed. i have yet to get a really good one. i chase them around at Bunche Beach. Ever been there? Sometimes hundreds congregate there. I like your image.

  • I have been but many years ago, You now can find me somewhere in and around Estero Bay. That’s where I take most of my photos of shorebirds. Mostly on the mud flats, but as you can see in this photo the mud flats don’t make for a good background. I sometimes go to the front of Lovers Key theres a sand bar not too far off shore where the birds gather I need to go there again better backgrounds. Either place there are always 100s of diferent kinds of birds sometime the flat has 1000s.

    – Karen Moore

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Wonderful! Great details and color!

  • Thanks Kim ! :)

    – Karen Moore

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 4 years ago

    great shot Karen, he is so cute :))

  • Thansk Trish !! : )

    – Karen Moore

  • akaurora
    akauroraover 4 years ago

    What an interesting seabird with it’s long body, short legs and missmatched bill lengths … ♥ his vibrant colors. Beautiful shot Karen!! Take Care ~ Rick & Deb ~ ☺

  • They are unique ! And that orange stand out you can see them from a great distance !

    – Karen Moore

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsover 4 years ago

    Lovely Capture!

  • Thanks these little guys are hard to capture alone they seem to always be in groups

    – Karen Moore

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 4 years ago

    A beautiful shot Karen.

  • Thanks again for the wonderful comment

    – Karen Moore

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 4 years ago

    what a beautiful bird. great shot Karen. I would love to see one of them in my part of the world

  • I think skimmers are found just about anywhere along the coast they are really great to watch flying

    – Karen Moore

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