Haven’t commented in a few days, but have still marveled at the great split seconds in time that you capture and hold for as long as you want. Such is photography, I suppose. The pelican takeoff leaving a splash in the air and being reflected in the water, amazing. Side note, I watched one of a series of TV nature programs and a slew of pelicans came down where a slew of cormorants were feasting on fish in water. The commentary said that Pelicans can’t see the fish in the waters while in flight so they watch for other birds eating and then go in. I couldn’t help thinking of that, not sure if it’s true or not, when I looked at the Pelicans here chasing the Gull. Hhmmmm.
The pelicans do pay a lot of attention to other birds feeding. I told my buddy once that the pelicans might starve without the gulls showing them were a fish is at. If the gulls pick up a large fish the pelicans will chase it all over the river in hopes that they will drop it which does happen. The pelicans can find fish from the are usually it is just one circling in a feeding area, sometimes circle and dive when they spot one. The pelicans will also work together and form a semi-circle and swim schools of fish to the shallows or against the river bank then they all tip up and grab for the fish almost at the same time. Cool to watch…
Nice to see the pelicans and the waves at the dam.
Great shot of the hawk! It looks like the buds on that tree it’s in are about to open but I don’t recognize them.
New Hampshire Gardener,
The waves show how much water is coming under the gates at Barkley Dam. The water goes over the gates at Kentucky Dam. Thank You. Not sure of the buds either. The forsythia’s have started to bloom here I noticed yesterday too. Look like spring is around the corner…
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