Category Archives: Ocean Shore

A Very Successful Hunt, Ibis

Most of the time these birds are catching small, even tiny, fish to eat. That means a lot of hard work for a little food.

Every once in a while their luck changes.

A Very Successful Hunt, Ibis
A Very Successful Hunt, Ibis

In this case a nice size crab.

A Very Successful Hunt, Ibis
A Very Successful Hunt, Ibis

Better yet, no gulls around to steal it.

A Very Successful Hunt, Ibis
A Very Successful Hunt, Ibis

The poor Ibis were the ones the Gulls robbed most often.

But not this time.

A Very Successful Hunt, Ibis
A Very Successful Hunt, Ibis

Pelicans Coming To The Sand Bar

At low tide this was the place to be… at least the Pelicans thought that.

Pelicans Coming To The Sand Bar
Pelicans Coming To The Sand Bar

They glide in, one or two at a time, and just drop into the group.

Pelicans Coming To The Sand Bar
Pelicans Coming To The Sand Bar

Considering they weight around 25 pounds (11.3 kg) this is a lot of birds.

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Spoonbill With Nothing To Do

These photographs were taken as Spoonbills began to gather end of day. For the most part as each came in they stood around looking bored.

Spoonbill With Nothing To Do
Spoonbill With Nothing To Do

Up until this time Spoonbills had stayed away from me, usually flying by. Here they flew in and landed on a nearby sand bar.

Spoonbill With Nothing To Do
Spoonbill With Nothing To Do

As often as we photograph these birds you would think I would let up on the shutter a little.

Spoonbill With Nothing To Do
Spoonbill With Nothing To Do

Not so much. Each meeting I have 100 images to deal with.