Boundaries

By Vladimir Brezina

On a Florida beach, different species stake out their respective territories with boundaries virtual—

Black skimmers on St. Pete Beach

or actual—

Still, invasion often occurs…

A monster approaches(Black skimmers on St. Pete Beach, Florida. Story and more photos here.)

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Boundaries.

17 responses to “Boundaries

  1. Nice interpretation. When I first read “beach,”, I thought you were going to show towels laid out. Birds are even better. :-)

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  2. Last year I saw a Black Skimmer on Cape Cod. I had never seen one before, and still haven’t seen dozens… https://trentsworldblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/black-skimmer-001.jpg

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  3. It’s so satisfying to see a beach that is dedicated to its wildlife.

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  4. I thought the same as Judy–beach towels. You are way too creative! this is great. :)

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  5. What a great post. I’ve never seen skimmers. Now I want to go visit them (without invasion!)

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  6. Lovely choices! The skimmers are so fun to watch.

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  7. I love those birds so much! Have you ever seen them in your kayak excursions around the city? I’ve seen them a few times off Staten Island beaches, skimming the shallows.

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    • Same here—we see one now and again. We saw one in Brooklyn, in Coney Island Creek, just a week ago. But they like to skim the edge of the water along sandy beaches, where we don’t find ourselves all that often…

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  8. Fantastic! I’d love to go there for the birding first and sunbathing second! :)
    Did you see chicks…of the Skimmer kind? I’d be willing to bet you saw the other kind quite a bit. :) (wink)

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    • I was there strictly for the skimmer kind, of course ;-)

      Yes, there were plenty of skimmer chicks (and somewhat older juveniles too)—if you look closely you can see some of them in the photos in this post. Here, for example:

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