Category Archives: Pelican

Make A Hole, Make A Hole…Brown Pelican

To his credit he did veer off a bit during the final landing. Some don’t bother.

Make A Hole, Make A Hole...Brown Pelcan
Make A Hole, Make A Hole…Brown Pelcan

They’re not as big as the White Pelican they share the sand bars with, but compared to everyone else it’s not even close.

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A Nice Soft Pelican Landing

As big as they are the While Pelican can land soft and slow. Especially when compared to the crashes of the Brown Pelicans.

A Nice Soft Pelican Landing
A Nice Soft Pelican Landing

Here a bird flew in to join a small flock in a Mangrove swamp.

A Nice Soft Pelican Landing
A Nice Soft Pelican Landing

I just learned even though these birds are found  throughout the US they breed in less than 60 places.

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Rookery In Tarpon Bay, Pelican

Pelican rookeries I have been around in South Carolina have all been low to the ground, sand, and smelled bad.

A Mangrove tree island is pretty, nice leaves and branches, and smells like the ocean. Much better.

Rookery In Tarpon Bay, Pelican
Rookery In Tarpon Bay, Pelican
Rookery In Tarpon Bay, Pelican
Rookery In Tarpon Bay, Pelican

Even the Brown Pelicans look like they cleaned up a little nicer.

Rookery In Tarpon Bay, Pelican
Rookery In Tarpon Bay, Pelican