As my dad and I left Fort De Soto on his birthday outing, we stopped at a nearby Black Skimmer colony to check on the progress of the colony. The birds had staked their claim to a part of the beach, in the middle of a fairly busy section. The area was roped off, meaning that some of the birds were already on eggs. The birds seemed to be paired up and sitting near scrapes, but we only saw one egg. A number of them were congregated by the water. We didn’t stay long, but we look forward to the promise of cute babies in a few weeks! :)
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