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In Case You've Been Wondering...

Ever wonder what a Black Skimmer does on a typical weekend at the beach? They're a protected species, so they don't even need to make reservations -- even if it's a holiday weekend! All they have to do is land and that's where they'll call home for the nesting season.

Wherever they settle, guys in orange vests run out and rope off a large recreational area for them and then stand guard to chase off the occasional mischievous tot who can't resist running through a flock of birds. Penalties are severe and these tots are lectured at length if rules are violated!

Since were were sharing the same beach, it was a perfect opportunity for me to test out a couple of new lenses, so... I grabbed my camera and headed down for a little visit with these Gulf beach celebrities.

It would seem that their holiday weekend behavior wasn't so different than a lot of beach-goers, I suppose. Here's a glance at how these Black Skimmers spent their day...

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They lounged on the beach and enjoyed the sun...

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They shared a little snack.

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They did some people watching. That's always fun.

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Later on, they had a nice seafood dinner. Then...

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Whoa, buddy... you could've at least let her finish her dinner!

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Yeah... yeah... We know.... You scored... You're the champ... (Geesh!)

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Anyway...

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Anyway... They put the babies to bed...

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...and then settled in for the evening. Nighty-night, little birdies!

 



 


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