Black Skimmers On Good Harbor Friday From Michael Sacca

Hi Joey,

Attached are a few pictures I took of Black Skimmers on Good Harbor Beach Friday morning. I had observed 2 early in the morning while surfing at Long Beach, and also saw two at Cape Hedge in the afternoon. Massachusetts (Cape Cod) is considered the northern limit of their breeding range.
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From Massachusetts Audubon:
The Black Skimmer is an erratic visitor and rare breeder on the coast of Massachusetts, most often encountered along sandy beaches or open tidal flats. In eastern North America, the regular breeding range extends from Long Island, New York, southward along the coast to the Gulf of Mexico. Since 1984, when skimmers were observed breeding on North Monomoy and New Island, the species has nested annually.
Michael Sacca

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