Black Skimmer Close Up Lido Beach Sarasota

Individual Black Skimmer

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There are loads of Black Skimmers that are nesting along Lido Beach in Sarasota, Florida.  These pictures were taken during the month of July, 2017. The area where these beautiful black, white and orange beaked birds are nesting is sectioned off with string and pink ribbon.

These  birds are protected and the punishment for messing with them or their eggs is very severe. The sign says that if someone is convicted of disrupting these birds in a purposeful manner the sentencing could be up to 60 days in jail.

Nesting Area Black Skimmer Sign

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I grew up in the Sarasota area and have spent countless hours on Lido and Siesta Key Beach. I’d say I’ve been around these parts of Florida for over forty five years now. Just in the past five years or so I’ve noticed this species of bird in our area. All of my life I’ve spent time fishing and enjoying recreational time near the beaches in south Florida.

Nesting Black Skimmers

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I can honestly say that up until just a few years ago I’d never seen  Black Skimmer fowl in our area.  According to several websites I’ve reviewed the Black Skimmer migrates all along the Floridian cost. Apparently, I’ve not been very aware of my surrounds in relations to seeing these beautiful birds over the years.

To learn more about the these  beautiful birds check out this interesting write up found here at: All About Birds

Here’s a really cool video of Black Skimmers eating and with a new born:

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