Sunday, February 6, 2011

brown pelican


Sometimes we feel like clamming up, but it's important to keep communicating.
The Pelican environment suffered significant ecosystem damage from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico petroleum disaster. Dead pelicans were seen on Raccoon Island, the largest pelican rookery in Louisiana. Rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina, it was home to more than 60,000 pelicans, but since the oil spill mature pelicans are scarce. ~ wikipedia

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Found out the fine folks in Louisiana call these Ditch Chickens. :0)


  1. Great shots! I never knew the egrets were called ditch chickens....that's hilarious! As usual, you post great stuff!

  2. I had no idea pelicans were so beautiful and photogenic!