Brown Pelican Fly-By
I didn’t see this Brown Pelican coming from my left until it was right in front of me, full frame.
So close, I heard the wings flap with a ‘whoosh‘!
With a massive wingspan of 6.5 – 7 feet, these large birds are masterful flyers, flying at speeds up to 30 mph!
(Photos taken February 2020 at 10,000 Islands NWR, Everglades, Florida)