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 […]
Living in Florida eventually everyone ends up at the beach. The dogs really enjoy it but I am lacking the beach gene that causes people to want to go there all the time and hang out for hours. Here is a collection of photos without comment of a late afternoon Sunday walk on the beach with Bob Bruce, Janice Broda, and the dogs, Pepper & Sam.
Fish moving close to shore late in the afternoon caused a little feeding frenzy among a variety of birds as they scooped the fish up left and right. These photos were taken south of Sebastian Inlet State Park on the beach at Bob Bruce & Janice Broda’s house. Brown Pelicans, Terns, and Gulls were some of the birds enjoying the fish bounty. Brown Pelicans plunge diving after fish near the surface of the water. Royal Tern Sam enjoyed being on […]
A sampling of bird images from an afternoon visit to Sebastian Inlet State Park. Snowy Egret Great Blue Heron Cormorant Cormorant choking down a fish. Red-breasted Mergansers Red-breasted Mergansers Little Blue Heron Magnificent Frigatebird Ruddy Turnstones Ruddy Turnstone Brown Pelican