Skimmers nest on the little city owned beach at Rockport, Texas. They lay their eggs on the ground, on a protected bit of land, and they live there most of the winter. They are a tern-like bird that lives in South Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
Black Skimmers are our local North American birds. They hang out with gulls and other shore birds.
These photos were taken yesterday at the Rockport beach. They are really fun to observe.