I’ve got some great shots of Brown Pelicans at Westport in the past. Unfortunately, that means I’m always a little disappointed if I don’t get as good of shots when I visit the next time. Apparently I showed up at the wrong time Sunday because there wasn’t many Pelicans flying in or out of the marina.
I managed to get a few shots I liked, though, like this one circling over our heads, so close I couldn’t fit it all in the frame.
After driving to the other side of the marina, I managed to get a shot of one landing with better lighting.
I’ve never seen a pose quite like this one.
I had hoped to get more shots of pelicans in breeding colors like this one,
but somehow I manage to photograph them too early or too late in the season to catch them in full breeding colors. Perhaps they’re like White Pelicans, and breeding pairs fly off somewhere to breed in a colony.