Category Archives: Pelican

Getting Crowded, Pelican

These White Pelican were doing their usual ‘group’ fishing but stopped swimming ahead. They bunched up.

Getting Crowded, Pelican
Getting Crowded, Pelican
Getting Crowded, Pelican
Getting Crowded, Pelican

I’m guessing they had hit a larger school of fish since all their heads were bobbing up and down under the water.

Getting Crowded, Pelican
Getting Crowded, Pelican

I never did see anything so small would be my assumption. Nice to catch this though.

Follow The Pelican

Contradictions here. The calm of a big White Pelican among the frenzy of fishing Snowy Egrets.

Follow The Pelican
Follow The Pelican

The Egrets knew this Pelican had found food and was pushing through a school of fish. They just had to drop down with him and grab what he missed.

Follow The Pelican
Follow The Pelican

That’s just what happened. However, being Snowy’s chaos came along with them. Just the natural order of things.

Follow The Pelican
Follow The Pelican

It wasn’t long before the Snowy’s were more interested in fighting among themselves than feeding.

Follow The Pelican
Follow The Pelican

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Found Them, Pelican

The title, “Found Them’, starts the story here. There are places in the marshes not easy, or possible, to get close too.

However in the distance was a nice flock of White Pelican in one of those spots. Clear water, good light, and I decided to give it a try.

And yes, I found a trail near a wood line, that could be passed (ignore the snakes !).

Found Them, Pelican
Found Them, Pelican

Only enough time for a few shots but now I know it can be done.

Of course the trail disappears, a hidden foot bridge of boards needs to be found, and unsavory critters are around.

Somewhere I took a few shots of the bridge crossing the creek for reference. If found I will finish the adventure.

Always fun out there though.

Paddle By, Pelicans

Earlier I went through photographs uploaded to the web site recently. I tend to add images as I develop them to prevent the old ‘black hole’. 

Well, that didn’t work. These were taken, and promptly lost on the web site.

Paddle By
Paddle By

These were the first White Pelican we found as the migrating birds  began to arrive. They had the whole marsh to themselves.

Paddle By
Paddle By

 

Too Crowded, Pelican

When you get a pile like this it’s pretty hard to get a shot of anything except lots of bodies. Once I get past the fun of seeing the crowd I have to focus and wait.

Too Crowded, Pelican
Too Crowded, Pelican

I picked out this Pelican because he pushed his way through to escape.

Too Crowded, Pelican
Too Crowded, Pelican

Too Crowded, Pelican
Too Crowded, Pelican

In a short time a few more followed and feeding started again.

 

Look Out Below, White Pelican

So… this guy needs a little more room than the other locals.

Look Out Below, White Pelican
Look Out Below, White Pelican

When the Pelican flew by it was obvious how much more space they took compared to all the others.

Look Out Below, White Pelican
Look Out Below, White Pelican

The Condor is the only bird larger in North America.

Look Out Below, White Pelican
Look Out Below, White Pelican

Very impressive when they fly by like this.