These Black Skimmers are a shorebird that I photographed at the Fort Island Gulf Beach in Crystal River, Florida. They fly very low over the water and skim along the surface to hunt for small fish. They are quite handsome! The Black Skimmers were there at that Gulf of Mexico beach with some Laughing Gulls (bottom right picture is of a Skimmer and a Gull) and a few small shorebirds. I took these pictures on December 20, 2014. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo. Enjoy! Wishing all a Merry Christmas!