Thursday, May 20, 2010
Brown Pelicans and Black Vultures
As we went to find a campsite in Flamingo (Everglades National Park) a ranger told us about the crocodile that had been on the opposite bank and we went to look for him. We never did see a Florida crocodile, just lots of alligators. But we found some pelicans. The fellow above is a juvenile Brown Pelican.
I think he's pretending to be a statue.
I find it funny that the adult Brown Pelicans aren't really brown.
We had a little bit of time to look around before dark. Haden found this spider.
I'm pretty sure this isn't blood in the water, such a large area was this color we're thinking there's some mineral or something making the water red. Very odd.
Before leaving the park the next morning we stopped to walk a trail and take some bird photos. We were surprised to see signs warning about black vultures attacking/damaging vehicles. Near one of the signs was this vulture strung up, I assume as a warning to other vultures.
I don't think it works, lol.
I don't find them near as creepy as the turkey vultures we have at home.