Mickey Raine writes: "Yesterday evening while at the Mill Creek Marsh, Liberty, Jeanie, Elaine and I were fortunate enough to observe the spectacular aerial acrobats, the Black Skimmers.
In all, there were between 9 and 10, but flying mostly alone or in pairs. The sun had just about set, but left a wonderful streak that continued to change in tones.
This added dimension made the experience so much more fascinating as these beautiful creatures would swoop down and glide inches above the water surface.
They did manage to catch plenty of fish–those photos will come later, but I just wanted to send a few for now.
Although the lighting was rapidly waning, the mood was incredible . . .
Thanks, Mickey! Two more of Mickey's photos follow.