Category Archives: Pelican

Flying Dinosaur, Pelican

It’s been a while since any of the bigger shore birds have made an appearance on this site.

Flying Dinosaur, Pelican
Flying Dinosaur, Pelican
Flying Dinosaur, Pelican
Flying Dinosaur, Pelican

These photographs were all taken near a commercial shrimp boat pier. The birds will stay close since they get the ‘throw aways’ when the catch is off loaded.

Flying Dinosaur, Pelican
Flying Dinosaur, Pelican

At times, when several boats are pulling in,  it becomes a bit of a circus with all the birds pushing and shoving.

Flying Dinosaur, Pelican
Flying Dinosaur, Pelican

Pelicans Coming Through

At one point I was wondering if they were coming down on top of us.

Pelicans Coming Through
Pelicans Coming Through

It turns out the wind over the roof made a great thermal. Almost every group coming up the beach turned and caught the breeze right over us.

Pelicans Coming Through
Pelicans Coming Through

Having that metal roof was a good thing, we were eating a dinner we had packed along.

Pelicans Coming Through
Pelicans Coming Through

In each of these photographs off in the distance you can see another flock coming to us. There were hundreds this evening.

Pelicans Coming Through
Pelicans Coming Through

Above you can see the line of Pelican coming up the shoreline.

Below is facing the opposite direction after they flew over.

Pelicans Coming Through
Pelicans Coming Through
Pelicans Coming Through
Pelicans Coming Through

We could see the path they were taking which helped later when taking a few sunset shots.

Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Pelican, Above The Waves

What should be so simple… is actually hard.

Pelican. Above The Waves
Pelican. Above The Waves

Waves and Pelicans rarely come out the way I saw them in my head.

Pelican. Above The Waves
Pelican. Above The Waves

I think I need a camera that also captures the smell and mist coming off the shore.

Pelican. Above The Waves
Pelican. Above The Waves

Pelican Flocks On The Move

The shore bird everyone wants to see, and I’m included here, is the Pelican. Big, agile, and prehistoric.

Pelican Flocks On The Move
Pelican Flocks On The Move

Living here we get to see a lot of them.

But the other day, we had hundreds.

Pelican Flocks On The Move
Pelican Flocks On The Move

The plan was to see about a few sunset photographs. But the ongoing flocks passing by stole the show.

Pelican Flocks On The Move
Pelican Flocks On The Move

Brown Pelicans move in small flocks and usually stay right on the shore line. Groups of 10 to 30 dotted the horizon, all flying in a line.

It was impressive.