The White Pelican Gang

January 19, 2014 at 12:23 pm (Birds- Florida, Nature, Photography, Wildlife) (, )

White Pelicans

White Pelicans

They’re graceful in the sky, and rather comical looking on the ground.  White pelicans draw more attention than their brown cousins, probably because they’re seen less frequently in these parts, and probably because they are so striking in large groups.

The three stooges

The three stooges

This group at the Dan Click ponds near the Viera Wetlands in Viera, Florida this morning was fun to watch.  Somehow word got out that the outfall from the water treatment plant was full of yummy things to eat, and there was a sudden rush of pelicans, egrets, herons, and wood storks to the area.

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I was content to watch them from the car, rush in, then scoot back out for unknown reasons, and waddle back in again.  But another big lens photographer came by and got out of the car, scaring them away from the feeding.  Sigh.

A big yawn

A big yawn

Yawn.  It was less interesting as long as he stayed around.  But as you can see, it was still a very productive day for pelican photography.

Landing gear down

Landing gear down

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Photos and text copyrighted by Cindy McIntyre

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