Black Skimmers are one (of my many) favorite birds to observe. They have such interesting features. They have a unique large, orange and black bill, and their lower mandible is longer than their upper. I really enjoy watching them "skim" the water's surface for prey. I didn't observe any skimming on Saturday when I saw this group of Black Skimmers on the shore of the Indian River just east of the Max Brewer causeway. They were mingling with some gulls and terns in an area that provided some protection from the wind.