Friday, October 24, 2008


Pelicans at Road's End beach (they should call it "Pelican Beach...")


I took a walk on the beach early Friday morning. The beach was not particularly remarkable, as Oregon beaches go, but there is a colony(?) of pelicans that roosts on a giant rock just off shore.

Pelicans can usually be seen flying in orderly lines of six to a couple dozen birds, just above the crest of the incoming waves. Fishing, I assume.

Line after line of pelicans came winging down the waves along this beach. Always flying north. I have to assume that they looped south again in order to make more north-bound fishing runs, but I never saw one pelican flying south. I felt like I was inside one of those lamp shades that has a scene painted on it and goes around and around.

Anyway, the new camera got a few good shots...

(And I see size "Big" Flickr pictures are just a teensy bit too big for this space... Gotta stick with "medium" or portrait-oriented shots, I guess.)


  1. That is just beautiful Lisa! You are so lucky to live so close to the beach....its all I miss about Edwardsburg...

  2. Like Tressa said! Reminds me of the saying...If you are lucky enough to live by the ocean, you are lucky enough! Great shot!

  3. Well, learn something new ;) I had no idea there were beaches in Oregon. Seems like something I should have realized now that I know...ha!
    I love shots of birds in motion...very nice photo.