Fish sticks for dinner – Skywatch Friday

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When I stopped at the black skimmer colony in early July, I was lucky enough to have come right at dinner time. The parents were busy flying in with tiny fish to feed the babies. For some of the babies, this was their first meal. You would think they could not swallow those little fish that looked bigger than their stomachs but they all eventually got them down. One little baby was so tired trying to swallow it, he had to lay down and rest for a minute. Even he got that fish down. It was constant chaos with parents flying in looking for their baby, babies screaming for mom or babies running to the wrong parent. Before sunset, things started to quiet down and the babies started to settle down under the parent. It was a beautiful night on the beach.

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9 thoughts on “Fish sticks for dinner – Skywatch Friday

  1. Simply brilliant post. A tale of life as a parent and newly fledged chicks finished off with the most wonderful sunset image. Love this post and thank for sharing it.

    Dave

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