Tag Archives: birds

Pelican Portraits

Prehistoric, yet elegant in the air. Nobody can resist a Pelican.

Pelican Portraits - click to enlarge
Pelican Portraits – click to enlarge
Pelican Portraits - click to enlarge
Pelican Portraits – click to enlarge

The birds with the darker head are juveniles.

Pelican Portraits - click to enlarge
Pelican Portraits – click to enlarge
Pelican Portraits - click to enlarge
Pelican Portraits – click to enlarge

All the photographs here were taken near commercial shrimp boats. It’s like a free lunch when the boats return from fishing.

These birds were more than happy to wait around, even with me staring at them with a camera.

Flock Of Skimmers

Black Simmers are flocking along the shore getting ready for their migration even further south.

Flock Of Skimmers - click to enlarge
Flock Of Skimmers – click to enlarge

This photograph is a small segment of the flock as it rose to move down the shore.

Flock Of Skimmers - click to enlarge
Flock Of Skimmers – click to enlarge

I’m still reviewing the images from this shoot, however there were hundreds of birds so none will fit into a single photograph

Pelican Fishing A Little Close

One of the things that happens when Dolphins herd fish is everyone else benefits too. The Pelicans take advantage of this by diving in water that looks way too shallow.

Pelican Fishing A Little Close - click to enlarge
Pelican Fishing A Little Close – click to enlarge
Pelican Fishing A Little Close - click to enlarge
Pelican Fishing A Little Close – click to enlarge

This is a lot of bird, at high speed, going head first.

Pelican Fishing A Little Close - click to enlarge
Pelican Fishing A Little Close – click to enlarge

I didn’t see any get stuck in the sand so I guess they knew what they were doing.