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Nature Photos from Florida IV

Due to the pandemic, it gave me time to look at some of my photos from 2 years ago, that I really didn't get the chance to appreciate. I am posting 6 of them each week. This is my 4th posting of photos in this series.
If you don't mind, let me know which is your favorite of the 6. Thanks.

Rather that give you 6 different species of animals as I did in some of the previous photo blogs, this time I will focus (pun intended) on one species.

The following photos are of adult Brown Pelicans. It's a bit of a misnomer, as actually the juveniles are brown, while the adults are more white. The juveniles are hatched more interior away from the shoreline, while the adults migrate more to the shores, where fish are most plentiful.

Brown pelicans can live about 15 to 25 years of age. However, in captivity they have been known to make it past 31 years of age. Adults can weigh 6 to 8 pounds and have a 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 foot wingspan, which is larger than a bald eagle. They rear 2 to 4 eggs. A group of pelicans flying together is known as a pod, but also has been referred to as a fleet.

With no further ado, here are the photos;

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Comments (15)

Excellent. The HD detail is amazing.thumbs up
nice one jim ,,a good eye for a pic ,,,
Thank you both. I'm glad you enjoyed them. tip hat
Really good photos jim
So your a quite different to the ones we have in Australia. I understand they spiral high up into the Jet Stream and can guild as far as China.
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They truly do look different in coloration.
From what I've read, there are only 8 different species of pelicans worldwide and 3 live in the USA.
i never knew that Jim, ta

Ok i just looked at this page :


The two other birds in last image are Royal Spoonbills
Thanks for the ID. Those yellow eyes are interesting.
a quirky comment about pelicans ,,for years in the uk , to cross a road we used what was called a zebra crossing point clearly marked in black and white stripes,,but then that changed and then we had a system on a pole with a traffic light affect , which was called a pelican crossing as you had to press a button to activate the lights ,,and then to further complicate things there is a puffin crossing system , which automatically detects that you are waiting and activates the lights for you ,,,strange but true
The Royal Spoonbill isn't all that common in this area but they do visit. More common on the coast

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Those yellow eyes are haunting.
The leathered looking bill is interesting too.

In Florida they have a roseate spoonbill, which is less haunting and more lovely.
Some of my other photo blogs in this series showed one.
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Hey Jim, are you back in Florida now? Welcome if so. I'm sure you appreciate the winter here over Jersey.
No, I am not Fay. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 issue has kept me from traveling this winter.
However, I will certainly be migrating down there again next winter.
Yeah, winter in mid to south Florida is ideal !
SeaFairy
What beautiful creatures! heart1
Why thank you sf. Oh ! You meant the birds. laugh
Seriously, I'm glad you enjoyed them. tip hat

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