Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pelicans at Rafferty

All right, I'm tired of all the 'disaster porn' with the local flooding, the April 30th snow storm, etc etc - no doubt, I will be posting more about the state of local places in some near-future posts.  Sigh.

However, I really need to get back to the birds....  As it happens, American White Pelicans serve to distract and please quite adequately. 

I took this series of photos sometime last week - out at Rafferty on a nice, warm, sunny day, obviously.

Here are Pelecanus erythrorhynchos  (click on pic to enlarge for clearer photo)

And two more fishing the rapids

And another flying away


  1. They are such funny awkward looking birds. And then yesterday I saw a large flock soaring overhead and was reminded how gorgeously magnificent they look aloft....

  2. TB, that's exactly my fascination with them. They seem to be shaped all wrong or something, but so majestic sailing on the water and very magnificent, as you say, in the air.