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Pelicans are extremely flexible.  I caught this one rotating his beak clockwise from 9 to 5 o'clock.  I just happened to catch it at 12 o'clock. Why?  I don't know, but I saw several of them doing it.  It looked more like a stretching exercise than anything else, maybe keeping its gullet flexible for the … Continue reading Open Wide

Egret

Early morning, just after sunrise, I was walking along a gravel road on Florida's Sanibel Island when I spotted this egret.  Hard to miss; its size is impressive, standing about 3 feet tall. The water was shallow, maybe 4-6" deep, swampy, almost stagnant.  The egret moved easily among the heavy brush, constantly stabbing at something in … Continue reading Egret