Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Skimmers A-Courting

A couple of days ago I was sent a nice series of pictures of Black Skimmers from South Cape May beach. The great thing about these pictures is that it shows classic courtship behavior, the male presenting the female with a fish, just to prove he can provide for a family - you know the kind of thing! And what's so great about it is that we don't yet have Black Skimmers nesting at Cape May Point, but for the last couple of years, a few skimmers have been hanging out here during the summer, so maybe next year - it's probably already too late for this year.

So here's a set of pictures, all taken by Jane Ellison on the beach behind the South Cape May Meadows (copyright remains with the photographer).

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