A few days ago I posted a little note about the value of patience, and a little good luck, in wildlife photography. Today, as I was walking along the fish pier in Clearwater Beach I think maybe I saw the reverse of that! Wildlife being patient! A fishing boat had just come in to port and the Brown Pelicans were waiting, patiently, for the fresh Bonita! Sure, they scuffled a bit when a fresh piece was thrown their way but basically they just sat there in a tidy little row, waiting for the handouts! "No, please, you first..." Wow! Being from Boston maybe I'm just not used to that sort of civility...but I certainly didn't expect it of Pelicans! I'm used to seeing the wild and crazy "feeding frenzies" of pelicans as shown on the nature channel. But these guys were just "chillin"! Waiting their turn. They could have just as well been wearing "Life Is Good" T-shirts!
Anyway, the Pelican "feeding frenzy" turned out to be a nice opportunity to photograph a few other birds that joined the crowd. Here's one of my favorites... "Egret on the Runway"!
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