Category Archives: Pelican

Brown Pelican Passing By

It doesn’t matter how many Pelican photographs i have taken in the past.

Brown Pelican Passing By
Brown Pelican Passing By

The very fact that I can is still amazing.

Brown Pelican Passing By
Brown Pelican Passing By

And when the next opportunity comes along, I will do it again.

Brown Pelican Passing By
Brown Pelican Passing By

As a young adult in New York City I had gone away a few times to ‘sunny climates’. I marveled at the Pelicans. I still do, just more often.

 

 

Curious Pelican

Curious, yes. Probably about food not me.

Curious Pelican
Curious Pelican

There is plenty of competition near the fishing boat piers, some Pelican will continuously patrol the waters around the tie ups.

Curious Pelican
Curious Pelican

The Gulls will stay nearby and even Dolphin.

They all know sooner or later old bait, or ‘junk fish’,  will be cast overboard.

Curious Pelican
Curious Pelican

If you time a stop here when the boats are active the Pelican will ignore you and provide some of the best close shots you can get. It’s not easy to get detailed images of Pelican, I like to stop by here at least monthly.

Besides, commercial fishing pier always have fresh seafood restaurants near.

Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats

Sitting in the rigging of a shrimp boat.

Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats
Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats

With their necks all twisted around, watching me, and one sound asleep you can’t help but smile they look so comical.

Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats
Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats

Everyone loves the Pelican.

Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats
Stowaways On The Shrimp Boats

Two Different Methods, Pelican

You will find the Pelican has a great love of the commercial fishing boats. It’s called free food, like a country buffet.

Some follow the rules, wait in the buffet line for their turn.

Two Different Methods, Pelican
Two Different Methods, Pelican

And then there is the ‘line jumper’

They hide and ambush others for the first spot in line when the food comes out.

Two Different Methods, Pelican
Two Different Methods, Pelican

A fishing boat is like the early bird special to a Pelican.