While in Texas, we visited Padre Island National Seashore to spend some time on the beach. Every now and then, a flock of pelicans would fly by in formation. It would start as a traditional “V” shape, then they would string out and play follow the leader in a curving pattern as they flew down the beach.
Category Archives: birds
Under the Gaze of Eagles
Across the Salmon River, north of Stanley, ID, and on the other side of the road, atop the power line, eagles had built an enormous nest and were tending to their young.
For the Birds
On May 11th, I joined a group of birders at the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center in northern Minnesota as part of the Document Spring project. The group had started out earlier to identify as many birds as possible, I believe it was around 70, before the Document spring group arrived. We went on a short hike during which I tried to take photos of birds that are not willing models. I also offered advice to the group on camera settings and technique. I also spotted what I thought were interesting subjects.
Did You Get My Good Side?
Posing in a stiff breeze on the seawall.
Easy To Spot
He wasn’t too hard to spot since he was the only bit of color in the landscape.
Not much left over…
A bit of fun from a trip to San Francisco in 2012. Nothing like having a captive audience.
Canon ELPH 110HS, ISO 200, 12.99mm, f/5.0, 1/640 sec.