Avoiding A Crash, Pelican

Avoiding A Crash, Pelican

The big birds always want to land in the middle of the others. When you think there’s no room, they find a spot. Landing is when a big bird is most vulnerable, safety in numbers here.

This looked like a miscalculation though.

Avoiding A Crash, Pelican
Avoiding A Crash, Pelican

He was coming down nice at first. Perfect spot right there.

Avoiding A Crash, Pelican
Avoiding A Crash, Pelican
Avoiding A Crash, Pelican
Avoiding A Crash, Pelican

Overshot the mark and now the big pull up.

Avoiding A Crash, Pelican
Avoiding A Crash, Pelican

Finally the landing zone was up ahead of all the others.

We probably watched 20 landings in the morning, this was the only miss.

White Pelicans, ACE Basin.

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