Category Archives: Pelican

Back To Bird Key, Pelican

Bird Key, a small island off coastal South Carolina is just a few miles from Folly Island.

Best I can tell the Pelicans are heading in that direction each night. It’s a protected rookery so it’s a safe assumption. Thousands of Pelicans live there.

Back To Bird Key, Pelican
Back To Bird Key, Pelican
Back To Bird Key, Pelican
Back To Bird Key, Pelican

Taken end of day, the usual low light glare and colors.

More Pelicans

Actually, a lot more Pelicans.

More Pelicans
More Pelicans

Many Laughing Gulls, adult and juvenile too. If you view above large, all those big solid white birds in the background are baby Pelicans.

More Pelicans
More Pelicans

A solitary adult, probably taking a break from the youngsters.

The adults can fly off to fish, or just rest, since juvenile Pelicans are cared for by the entire rookery. I have heard some species of birds in large roosts do that but this was the first time I saw it.

Charleston, South Carolina.