Leaving The Scene…

An egret was fishing in the salt marsh when a brown pelican showed up. The pelican left as soon as he arrived which I’m sure was fine with the egret because pelicans tend to get the water all stirred up and make a huge mess out of the whole situation.

The pelican also correctly concluded that the water at low tide was too shallow for his style of fishing anyway, so everybody got what they wanted in the end. Well… except for getting a fish, that was yet to be determined!

Brown Pelican Leaving the Salt Marsh

Brown Pelican Leaving the Salt Marsh

Brown Pelican Leaving the Salt Marsh

Brown Pelican Leaving the Salt Marsh

Brown Pelican Leaving the Salt Marsh

Brown Pelican Leaving the Salt Marsh

14 thoughts on “Leaving The Scene…

  1. Wonderful images, Phil. We hope the New Year started well for you and yours an that you are enjoying good health!
    Best regards with big *hug* from the Four of us,
    Dina, Klausbernd, Siri & Selma

  2. This is such a nice series of the pelican taking off. Beside the perfect angles of bird and wings, I love the wing tip shadows on the bird in various shots. Really pretty to see.

  3. I don’t get a chance to see pelicans. Your photo series is very beautiful. I can see how the pelican stirred up the water. It looks like it skipped along making the big mess.

    • When fishing, the pelicans will dive down and often splash around which does make a mess out of things. I was surprised this one was in water that shallow, normally they need deeper water and we frequently see them out over the ocean.

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