Category Archives: Ocean Shore

Following Fish, Pelicans

These photographs show only one of the many flocks of White Pelican that took over this salt marsh.

Following Fish, Pelicans
Following Fish, Pelicans

We learned from other photographers later that day, only a half hour before, no Pelicans. In about 2 hours, they all left.

We hit the spot at the perfect time.

Following Fish, Pelicans
Following Fish, Pelicans

Ellen always reminds me it’s all about timing, that we have no control over. I think that’s how she keeps me moving.

Pelican Successful Landing

It was good to see this White Pelican was able to (barely) miss landing on his friends. Once they get close like this things don’t always work out as planned.

Pelican Successful Landing
Pelican Successful Landing
Pelican Successful Landing
Pelican Successful Landing

It looks like he pulled back a little to glide past the main group. Very thoughtful of him.

Pelican Successful Landing
Pelican Successful Landing
Pelican Successful Landing
Pelican Successful Landing

Behind the Pelicans you can see various other birds like American Avocet, Glossy Ibis, and Snowy Egrets.

Everything had a sharp golden glow at the time due to sunrise being at my back.

Hooded Mergansers

These were taken in a small inlet in (?) Georgia. We have stopped there several times. However, I am not the navigator. Not even close. The trail blazer, country person, in the family gets us there.

Hooded Mergansers
Hooded Mergansers

We usually find something interesting each time, last week it was Mergansers. Photos here are dark since there was a light rain at the time.

Hooded Mergansers
Hooded Mergansers

There were several decent size groups. I tried to get as many in a single frame as possible.

Hooded Mergansers
Hooded Mergansers

Somewhere in Georgia, or maybe northern Florida, but not yet South Carolina, definitely not Iowa.

Starting To Play House, Spoonbills

I’m spoiled. Catching in flight Spoonbill photographs is easier in the Lowcountry. While we have plenty of Palm Trees there is open space too. Spoonbill love to fly through Florida palms, and so hard for a clear shot.

Starting To Play House, Spoonbills
Starting To Play House, Spoonbills
Starting To Play House, Spoonbills
Starting To Play House, Spoonbills

This Roseate Spoonbill was thankfully moving between the Palms. Gathering sticks has started.

Starting To Play House, Spoonbills
Starting To Play House, Spoonbills

Orlando Wetlands WMA, Christmas, Florida.