Saturday, October 29, 2011


Yesterday we drove up the coast and, passing Seal Rock, noticed all the pelicans on the rocks. But what really caught my eye were the pelicans down on the beach, something we don't see all that often. Pelicans and gulls were clustered around the mouth of a little creek, preening, resting, seeing what they could find to eat.

Two people climbed down to the beach and began walking south, keeping their distance from the birds (yay), but the pelicans were especially wary, and slowly began taking off. A shutter speed of 1/25 second enabled me to capture the motion of their wings.

Driving back home, late in the day, all the pelicans were gone, and a big storm was coming in. Wonder where they went to ride out the storm? ©Carol Leigh


  1. I LOVE the blur - perfect shutter speed. I think they go to San Diego. Nice winter weather there....

  2. Hmmm... coincidentally, *I'm* going to San Diego next month and will be photographing the pelicans in La Jolla, maybe some in this flock will be there! And yes, nice winter weather there . . . --CL


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