Keywords:animal, bird, black skimmer, fauna, masonboro inlet, nature, north carolina, pajaro, pico tijera, rayador americano, rynchops niger, wildlife, wrightsville beach, young
Learning to Skim
Young black skimmers have to learn how to skim to catch fish. Practice sessions start before they can fly by walking or running with the bill in skimming position. This particular young skimmer could already fly so it spent this practice session alternating between skimming in flight and by running.