Category Archives: Ocean Shore

Daydreaming Pelican

I was waiting for this Brown Pelican to take off, we were floating close to shore.

Daydreaming Pelican
Daydreaming Pelican

You can see he is just standing on the spit of land, the surf  lapping at his feet.

However, nothing.

Daydreaming Pelican
Daydreaming Pelican

So what was he doing…

Daydreaming Pelican
Daydreaming Pelican

Just letting his feet get wet.

A pretty bird, made a great photo, but some action ?

Not happening. Again proves you never know what you might find out there 😂.

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

We spotted this Heron from a boat, at a distance.

I don’t think of Night Herons as shore birds, but there are salt marshes, and wooded areas, along the estuaries.

These estuaries are known to be one of the clearest and most diverse in the US. I am never surprised at what we find here.

Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron

He sat in this Live Oak preening and doing the ‘fluff’ never once paying attention to us floating by.

I guess a boat is as good as a car for a ‘bird blind’.

Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Stono River, South Carolina.

Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White

A few B&W fun shots.

These are best viewed large since things are happening everywhere… shrimp flying through the air, big Pelican bills poked inside other big Pelican bills, even a poor guy losing his hard fought fish.

Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White
Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White

In the above it took a while to figure out how a Pelican bill got inside another one !

Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White
Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White
Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White
Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White

Fish and shrimp were flying around in the last one.

You just never know what you might see out there.