White Pelicans, ACE Basin

White Pelicans, ACE Basin

These are among the last photographs taken for 2021 in the Bear Island area. Each year the roads and dikes are closed for 3 months.

We had followed the ‘distant white birds’ down several connecting dikes, they get like a small highway back here. I admit to not always going for the ‘long walk’, but the year here was ending so I plowed through.

White Pelicans, ACE Basin
White Pelicans, ACE Basin

Finally we reached Pelicans in a larger open marsh. A little walk and as you see above, they took off when we finally found an opening to shoot from.

White Pelicans, ACE Basin
White Pelicans, ACE Basin

Further down we caught up with them again. This time it was not a mass exodus. Just a few at a time.

White Pelicans, ACE Basin
White Pelicans, ACE Basin

Bear Island, South Carolina.

 

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