Two Pelicans

We had quite a few brown pelicans fishing in the marsh this afternoon.

Here is an adult doing a hopping lift off, then about five minutes later this juvenile came flying in. Although they are called ‘brown pelicans’ only the young ones are truly brown. As adults they get a white and yellow head and brighter colored wing feathers.

They are a lot of fun to watch as they splash and dive their way back and forth along the water’s edge.

Two Pelicans

Two Pelicans

16 thoughts on “Two Pelicans

    • I’m trying to hang in with the new camera. It was crazy out there today, we had a couple of feeding frenzys. At one point I counted ten different species all flying and diving at once. The eagles spent the whole time sitting in their tree and never joined in the fun unfortunately.

    • Thanks much Donna. Yeah I bought a new 7D MK II earlier this month and so far I’m liking it.
      Every post here from Nov. 3 on, the photos were taken with the new arrival. πŸ™‚

  1. Great shots, that new camera is really great, what kind of camera is it??? It captures everything with such clarity and holds each image of everything with precise and beautiful color. By the way, its really the photographer not the camera that has it…..and the beautiful nature scenes that you take, are awesome.

    • Thanks a million Linda I appreciate the kind words!
      I got a new Canon 7D MK II earlier this month and have been happy with. Still working to dial it in, there are a ton of optional settings.

  2. These are great! And I do love the youngster brown P’s, though they aren’t quite as nice as the adults.. Colors in the last photo are so, so nice. First picture is the winner here, though! πŸ™‚

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