Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pelican Season

Although brown pelicans call the BVI home year-round, there is a definite sharp increase in the pelican population in winter. Starting around mid-November, the beaches and bays become crowded with pelicans pursuing the running fry.

As I drove through Carrot Bay this morning, there were a large number enjoying the mild surf and views of Jost van Dyke. The 25 or so pictured above are just a small sampling of the congregated seabirds.

Trying to capture their synchronized diving is perhaps a fool's errand. I could have spent all morning sitting on the seawall watching their antics.

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