Sea Birds, Black Skimmers

The birds in this painting are Black Skimmers. They are interesting sea birds. Their lower bill is longer than the upper and they use it when skimming close to the water's surface to snatch up food. Black on top and white on the belly, they have a bright red bill tipped with black. Even if you live near the ocean, you may not have seen this bird because they generally don't come very close to people. But a friend of mine in Texas has taken some wonderful pictures with a super zoom.
I love the sky in this painting and the solid crashing of the surf.
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