The sun was up but the light was dim this morning. This American White Pelican made a nice reflection in the pond as he effortlessly took off.
These Pelicans start the lift off without any notice, just lift their wings and go.
One more skip.
I thought he might settle back down the way he was dragging his feet.
Finally, clear of the water. The whole process was just a couple seconds.
Mary’s House Pond, Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC.