Sunday, February 2, 2020

Pelicans of Chokoloskee

I took a drive to Chokoloskee, a very small town of fewer than 400 inhabitants.  It is on a small island at the northern edge of the Ten Thousand Islands, connected to Everglades City on the mainland by a causeway.  Chokoloskee was home to indigenous Calusa before Europeans arrived.  Today there are fishing, boating, camping, occasional rental homes and ecotourism.

AND, pelicans. 

At "The Fishing Hole" -- a boat ramp -- pelicans fly in and out.

And perch and preen themselves.


Barbara Rogers said...

I love the pelicans. So archaic and beautiful. Or ugly and intriguing.

Sharon said...

Oh m gosh, what great photos. I love these silly looking birds and I've yet to get a good photo of them. These are perfect.

Taken For Granted said...

Wonderful pelican photos. These must be brown pelicans. We have spring and summer resident American white pelicans, but they are very shy of people and hard to photograph.

William Kendall said...

They may have a reputation for looking ungainly, but I find them fascinating. Terrific shots!

RedPat said...

Wonderful shots of the pelicans, Jack!