adventures in nature

pelicans

Evidently I’m very backlogged on the blog – I’m backblogged? Bloglogged? I have no apology, as I much prefer the “out time” as opposed to the “in time.” Yin and yang, gotta find that balance I suppose.

Anyway, one of my favorite birds is the pelican. Watching brown pelicans glide over the surf, bobbing gently up and down as they coast inches over the undulating waves, is sublime. They are HUGE. Yet fly with such grace. The white pelicans are equally as beautiful, but have a different hunting style and have their own flair. Alas these photos ironically only feature the brown pelican sitting on the water, and the white pelican coasting in for a landing. Hey! I’m working on it. Undulating brown pelicans to come …

brown pelican 01 / Berkeley CA

brown pelican 01 / Berkeley CA

brown pelican 02 / Berkeley CA

brown pelican 02 / Berkeley CA

This white pelican put on a display at the reservoir in Lafeyette, CA.

White pelicans are more of a fresh water species, but even without the waves of the ocean to guide their flight, when they fly it is unforgettable. Landing #1 …

white pelican landing 01 / Lafayette Resevoir CA

white pelican landing 01 / Lafayette Resevoir CA

white pelican landing 02 / Lafayette Resevoir CA

white pelican landing 02 / Lafayette Resevoir CA

And landing #2 …

white pelican landing 03 / Lafayette Resevoir CA

white pelican landing 03 / Lafayette Resevoir CA

white pelican landing 04 / Lafayette Resevoir CA

white pelican landing 04 / Lafayette Resevoir CA

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