in formation they flew so swiftly and low what was this creature I really must know
a toucan, a penguin oh silly me what is this bird that lives by the sea?
Walking Fort Myers Beach several weeks ago we came upon these gorgeous creatures. From a distance they looked like penguins. In Florida??? What could they be? The size of a seagull with a much larger wing span they were a joy to observe. We got quite close and my friend commented on the fact that they looked somewhat like a toucan. Their lower bill larger than the top bill. A bird with an overbite. Isn't Mother Nature a riot? Surprises every day! Out came the Nature in Florida Bird Book as soon as we arrived home. Black Skimmer be their identity, the lower bill cuts and feels the water when food be found the upper bill snaps securely down. How is it that I missed these lovely creatures for o so long? Glad we found them our lives enriched!