See Me Closer…

I think I could say that Black Skimmer are one of my favorite birds. I love how elegant they look when they are flying, and how they don’t look elegant at all when they are just standing by. I am fascinated by their black eye that you can’t see unless you are close enough. Their robust beak and skinny legs match in color but not in appearance, it’s cute and unbalanced. In top of all they are hard to photograph, I think that is what keeps me wanting to know more about them, and try again and again to take their picture.
The only way for you to see my eyes is if you get closer.
I am an elegant bird without eyes, if you don’t look closer.
When I fly I look very elegant. My wings have a perfect way to look, like a suit. I am a bird without eyes. At least that is what you can think if you see me flying by you.

My name is Black Skimmer. Can you tell why?
I skim the water to find good yummy stuff to eat.
My name is Black Skimmer
This photo is not sharp at all. But I love it, because you can see clearly what Black Skimmer does for living.
This photo is not sharp at all. But I love it, because you can see clearly what Black Skimmer does for living.
After I eat, and I get tired I like to hang out with my partner in crime.

We like to fly together and also do nothing together. Do you have a partner like that too?

Xamlinnette

What A Beautiful Sight

There is beauty in variety. There are options in diversity. There is originality and creativity in this planet where we live. From species, to colors, shapes and forms there is a purpose behind it. The mastermind behind all this perfection made all our differences at purpose. Please value life the way was meant to be, where there is a place for all of us in this planet, together and in peace.

Peace.

Posing my beautiful brown self.

Gathering.

Black, white, brown, a combination… variety, all together that’s beautiful.
Beautiful sight, they are all different but they live together.
I am so beautiful!

Resting
Cute couple.

Xamlinnette

Royal Tern Mating Ritual

Life is a miracle every day if you pay attention. If you don’t pay attention, is just another day…

Male doing a little dance around female.
His wings get in a position of greatness while looking for her attention.
Hey! Come back here… “he said”

He gets tall and attractive, she is jus walking normal.

Xamlinnette 😌

Laughing Gull Photo Shoot

Anytime is a good time to take pictures of a living thing.

Modeling For me.
Walking around.

Close up.

Open mouth, ready to protest.

I wonder what it was trying to tell me. 😬

We went to Jacksonville for a medical visit to Mayo Clinic. I have learn to celebrate any common day or thing that we do and appreciate life. After the doctor visit we went to the beach, and I enjoyed watching the laughing gulls just doing their bird thing.

We are living in very difficult times, where life needs to be appreciated to the maximum. I love to travel, and and this very moment we can’t do it, so the best thing is value what we have in our backyards locally.

Xamlinnette