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American White Pelicans in Flight, Closer Pair

Continued from American White Pelicans in Flight

Some of the American White Pelicans flew closer to me as the others circled around.

American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight

Both Sexes (From All About Birds)
Length: 50.0-65.0 in (127-165 cm)
Weight: 158.7-317.5 oz (4500-9000 g) — that’s 10 to 15 pounds!!
Wingspan: 96.1-114.2 in (244-290 cm)

Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center, SC
Visitation is by guided tour only, managed by SC Department of Natural Resources
November 22, 2022

American White Pelicans in Flight

A large number of American White Pelicans were feeding in the old rice field ponds at the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center on Tuesday. They took off in small groups, circled around and resettled a bit further away from us.

American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight
American White Pelicans in Flight

Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center, SC
Visitation is by guided tour only, managed by SC Department of Natural Resources
November 22, 2022

Snow Goose

We spent the night at an ocean front hotel on Pawleys Island to be closer to the starting point of our Tuesday adventure at Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center. While enjoying coffee on the balcony and hoping for sunrise images a Snow Goose flew by. Surprise!

Snow Goose Flying By, Blue Morning
Snow Goose Flying By, Blue Morning

Later that morning at Tom Yawkey a flock of at least eight Snow Geese flew by.

Snow Geese
Snow Geese

The flock formed a V and disappeared.

Snow Geese
Snow Geese

Human access to the barrier islands that make up the Tom Yawkey property is limited, making it an excellent  stopover and wintering ground for many migratory birds.

November 22, 2022

Daddy Long Legs on Spotted Beebalm

Daddy Long Legs spiders were climbing all over this small clump of spotted beebalm.

Daddy Long Legs Spider on Spotted Beebalm
Daddy Long Legs Spider on Spotted Beebalm

The dappled sun was warming after a cool start and prey possibilities including smaller insects may have become active, too.

Daddy Long Legs Spider on Spotted Beebalm
Daddy Long Legs Spider on Spotted Beebalm

I have no idea what this one is doing; I wondered if it was laying eggs but all information I’ve found says they lay their eggs in dirt.

Daddy Long Legs Spider on Spotted Beebalm
Daddy Long Legs Spider on Spotted Beebalm

Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area, SC
October 14, 2022

Monarda punctata
Spotted Beebalm, Spotted Horsemint, Horsemint