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!
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
Thanks Dina! Things going well here for the New Year and hope all is well with you folks. 🙂
Scatti meravigliosi caro Phil, sembra proprio di vederlo prendere il volo.
Un caro saluto. Patrizia
Grazie, sono felice ti è piaciuto queste foto!
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.
Thanks so much Judy, glad you enjoyed seeing the big pelican!
The detail in number 5 is astounding !
I appreciate you looking and commenting, thanks very much!
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.
I guess they’d never be good fishing buddies.
They wouldn’t really get along great but because their fishing styles are different, they are not so much competitors.
Those immense wings and running-for-take-off feet on the pelican really do make quite a splashy scene, don’t they!?
The pelican is a pretty good size bird and those wings are seriously used to full advantage to get them airborne. 🙂