Be Britt

July 14, 2014

Chicks

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Have you ever seen Black Skimmer Chicks hatch before?
On my beach there is a colony of Black Skimmer eggs that are hatching! They lay about 4 eggs at a time and then go back next year to lay the eggs again! The eggs have black pink and brown speckles! image
When the Black Skimmers hunt for food, they fly right above the water with their beak skimming the ocean! When they catch a fish they snap the beak closed to trap the fish in their beak! Then they carry it back to the hungry chicks!image
It does not take long for the baby chicks to grow bigger!
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