While I was on vacation in Clearwater Beach I walked to Pier 60 and had a wonderful place to observe and photograph, a variety of seabirds and such. I was very entertained by birds trying to catch fish near the shore. It’s really amazing to see how each of the different species of birds get to use a strategy to accomplish their goals.
Schools of tiny fish were being rounded up by the largest birds, in this case by the pelicans. Once the mass of fish got too close to the shore they jumped out of the water, that’s when the bird’s frenzy started. It was quite a spectacle!
Pelicans, seagulls, terns, crows, even grackles were part of the hunt! Later, I saw seagulls chasing terns that had recently caught a fish to forcibly take the fish from the real owner.
I felt I was being truly entertained by these bird’s behavior.
What fun you had, wonderful pictures too.
Yes Susan, being near my family and my camera! 🙂
I’ve always wanted to capture pelicans in flight. Nice shot.
Thank you for sharing David! 🙂
Wonderful photos, HJ! What a treat!
Thanks so much Carol! 🙂
It’s so amazing to watch them dive over and over again, isn’t it? Your photos are so action-packed!
Wonderful pictures of my hometown birdies, H.J.! I am still so sad we missed each other this year!
Thank you Tiny! I didn’t read the comment on time… don’t be sad, maybe some other occasion, 🙂