Pelican Portrait

One of my favorite birds to watch is the pelican. I probably wouldn’t feel the same way if I was a fisherman. This group was hassling a fishing boat off Captiva Island.I think the fishermen would have shot them if they thought they could get away with it. Apparently they like to eat the bait.

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Pelican Portrait

Pelican Portrait

Skimming

Watching Pelicans fly is like watching fish in a tank for me. It makes me happy and lowers my blood pressure. When they skim over the surface looking for fish it reminds me of a scene in Doctor Strangelove. George C. Scott is describing how low “his boys” can fly a B-52 under the radar.
This one fishing off the fishing dock at Johns Pass in Madeira Beach Florida.

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Skimming

Skimming