Black Skimmers at Emeryville

Claude Lyneis

Went out to the Emeryville mudflats between about 3:30 and 5:15 and indeed there were at least 30 Black Skimmers out on the mudflats.  It was a clear, calm afternoon.  There were about four other birders out there.  Viewed through my 500 mm Nikon, it took a little imagination and faith to see the Black Skimmers, who decided skimming was not on the agenda and the remained quite far away from the north side of the mudflats.  Fortunately, with some manipulation in Lightroom and Topaz DeNoise, the photos leave no doubt about the Black Skimmers.

Photo of the Black Skimmers in Flickr—

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