Brown Pelican nests don’t amount to much and if this is all you can deliver at one time it is a good thing.
I try to avoid “the hand of man” in my nature images, but the closeness of this sign and the blurred boat above show how intimately entwined these birds are with humans.
Hmm, which one is MY mate?
A very delicate pass-off maneuver with those big beaks.
The bird on the nest didn’t get up so I suspect there might already be eggs or new chicks under her. From a bobbing boat you don’t always get to see the full story.
Baby Pelican Cruise with Coastal Expeditions, leaving from Daniel Island on the Wando River side down to Charleston Harbor and the New Crab Bank just off Shem Creek.
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Charleston Harbor, SC
June 23, 2023