The storm clouds cleared away almost at the last minute to allow the CRS-18 resupply mission to the International Space Station take flight on 25 July 2019. The launch photos will have to stay dormant for awhile in the camera until at least this weekend when I can find time to work on them. In the meantime, enjoy this image of two Brown Pelicans winging their way over Port Canaveral taken while waiting for the launch.
A Brown Pelican, the species which Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is named after, on a rainy day flight over the Indian River Lagoon near the eponymous island. From the OspreyWatch project
The fish gutting station at Sebastian Inlet State Park gets some late night avian visitors including a couple of Wood Storks and what looks like it might be a Brown Pelican seen partially behind one of the posts up on the table. The area is popular with birds looking for a handout from fishermen cleaning their catch. Since this image was taken a cage has been wrapped around the structure to enclose it and keep the wildlife away.
The mullet are running at Sebastian Inlet State Park, which means for non-fishermen like me this certain fish is swimming in big schools along the shore making for a movable feast for the Brown Pelicans. The jetty at Sebastian Inlet is crowded with fisherfolk hoping the little mullet will draw in bigger fish to prey on them and, possibly, get hooked. The mullet are readily visible moving just below the surface of the water – or flying out of it […]