What I think the skimmers say

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“Don’t come close” says mom skimmer.

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“I’ll just lean on this big stick.”

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“You’re squishing me mom!”

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“FISHHHHHH!!”

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“When is my brother going to hatch?”

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Mom, she’s taking my picture.”

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“This fish won’t fit down my throat.”

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“I know this isn’t a baby bird, but this ball is so soft to cuddle with.”

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“Don’t eat me.” says the fish.

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A people eye view of the skimmers nesting on the sand.

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The birds are surrounded by ropes and there are signs all over the area to keep people from trampling through the nesting area.

More shots from my visit with the black skimmer colony on the beach back in late June.

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