The Pelican Parade
This morning a quartet of white pelicans were doing a slow glide through the water at the far back edge of the marsh pond. I watched and waited for the formation to come floating in front of a large group of wood storks that were preening there at the pond’s edge.
In the first photo you can also see a spoonbill joining the storks in a bit of a morning feather touch up. The wood storks seemed to be mostly ignoring the procession as the pelicans paraded by, but in the second photo two storks appeared to be acknowledging the pelicans with a wings up salute which I’m sure was greatly appreciated. Notice also the pink marsh mallow flowers in the background which of course always serve to wonderfully accent the pink color of the spoonbills.
Oh and I know what most of you are thinking…these are nice enough pictures but what about Mr. A, what was he doing during the parade? Well not to worry, our pal was hanging with me on the near side of the pond with the rest of the cool group. 😉 😀