I try to restrict the number of over head Pelican fly by’s I shoot.
There are rarely as good as I think, and how many flying big belly photographs do we need!
These are big birds. Body weight can range between 7.7 and 30 lb (3.5 and 13.6 kg), although typically these birds average between 11 and 20 lb (5.0 and 9.1 kg).
The Lowcountry is considered an ‘uncommon’ migration stop. Once again the animals know better than humans. November/December they feed in these far marshes all the time, though in smaller flocks of 20 to 50 birds.