I just returned from a 2.5 week trip and was handsomely rewarded. A section of beach on the south shore had more than a dozen of black skimmers. It was hard for me to contain my excitement. Several pairs were doing what looked like a mating dance in the air. My husband and I made several more trips to watch these magnificent birds.
In addition to the nesting black skimmers were nesting common terns, least terns, oystercatchers and endangered piping plovers.
|Piping Plover (endangered)|