I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
This morning an armada of American White Pelicans suddenly came swooping into the salt marsh area and did a couple of high circles above us.
It looked like a huge group of heavy bombers had just arrived!
Very beautiful flock!
I wish they would have landed and spent some time, but guess they had other places to be. Thanks for looking!
Look at all of those American White pelicans! How many would you guess?
In total I’m guessing over 30. Why didn’t they drop down into the pond? No fish? Did the cormorants eat everything? 🙂
Its so great to see so many pelicans flying together, they almost look like geese flying south, there are so many at one time…wonder if they were flying south too….nahhhhhh
They have been coming and going around here for weeks now but never so many. Hope they stick around.
That’s awesome, Phil!
It was fun to see!
Wow! What a sight 🙂
That’s exactly what we said!
Lol 😉 I’m not surprised!!
It was a good sized crowd.
An amazing sight, Phil. What a flypast! 🙂
It’s amazing how those huge wings catch the lift and in seconds look like only dots very high up!
Great captures. I tried to get some photos of seagulls flying with my cellphone – not a good thing. Lots of blurred shots.
It’s tough with a cell phone. I was trying that yesterday on some brown pelicans flying around a marsh festival. Didn’t work out so great. 🙂
And they do have their artillery!
I’m just glad they didn’t unload on us when they flew directly over head. I saw one strafe his buddy quite rudely.
It was an impressive sight for sure.
Great images! These Pelicans are beautiful – and HUGE. Good analogy!
They really are quite large. Second only to the California Condor in wing span size.
Yes! I learned this myself only A few months ago, when I saw them at Ding Darling NWR on the golf coast of Florida.
Ooooo that’s a nice spot. Did you see any spoonbills? It will likely be late June or early July until we see any of those here.
Yes we saw quite a few roseate spoonbills in mid-November in fact
Oops, in fact, it was the comparison of spoonbills to pelicans that made me realize how immense the white pelicans are!
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