This photo shows pelicans skimming the waves off shore on Seabrook Island. A little googling finds articles that indicate “Skimming permits the birds to take advantage of an aerodynamic phenomenon known as ground effect”.
While walking to north beach I took this photo of a flock of seagulls. In this is area, of the beach, fish often are shoaling or schooling. It is common to see dolphins and sea gulls waiting for a meal
I mentioned before that Seabrook Island is home to a lot of birds. That fact is highlighted nightly when the birds come to roost. When I took this photo there were several hundred birds roosting in the trees near the Lake House. It was a moving site and one I plan to photograph again.
In today’s photo, a flock of birds show as a touch of white surrounded by green and blue. Trees and water are an ever present backdrop of most scenes. It looks like I will need a bigger lens or wading boots to get a close up.
Research indicates that these are herons but I have always thought of them as cranes. Following is a link to the wildlife on Seabrook Island.
Today, Seabrook Island Daily Photo takes flight. As part of the City Daily Photo community we will share photos of our life on Seabrook Island.
Note that, during the pandemic, where we live has become a complex subject. We are selling a condo in Charlotte where we have historically published Charlotte Daily Photo, we live in Lexington SC with our daughter and grandson, and we plan to spend a portion of our time on Seabrook Island for the next several months. We also have a history with Greenville SC where we published Greenville Daily Photo for 10+ years.