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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Elkhorn Slough - Part 5

Finally, the last group of Elkhorn Slough images.

Another pelican on the water

"Yak, yak, yak..."

A couple of Curlews

Glaucous-winged Gull

Sea otter eating a clam

Lots of sea lions

Just trying to blend in...

Cormorant portrait

Sea lion swimming by

Pelican preening

"Everyone comfy?"

All curled up

Elkhorn Slough - Part 4

Yet more images.

Cormorant in flight

Pelican flying low

Cormorant drying its wings

Godwit probing for a snack

Snowy Egret (note the black bill)

Willet in flight

Sea otter really chewing on something

Pelican just taking off

"Move over! I'm landing there."

Another pelican in flight

More American Avocets

Great Egret portrait

"One good tern deserves another."

Group of Elegant Terns in flight

Stepping out

Unruly looking mob

Friday, November 11, 2011

Elkhorn Slough - Part 3

Even more images from Elkhorn Slough.

This juvenile pelican looks like he isn't sure what to do with his neck and bill.

As the boat got too close, the pelicans at the near edge of this large flock took off.

This landing pelican almost appears to be leading a choir.

These elegant Terns were neatly lined up on these old pilings.

Cormorant washing its tail feathers

This seal appears to be sticking out his tongue at us.

More sea otters just hanging out

Duck just taking off or landing.

Another pelican in flight

Cormorants ignoring each other

Getting the "pelican stare"

American Avocets

A Godwit

A nearly fully grown otter pup nursing with his mother.

Elkhorn Slough - Part 2

Some more of the images from Elkhorn Slough.

This cormorant with his catch is almost a silhouette.

Portrait of a Great-Blue Heron standing on the shore.

Elegant Tern in flight

A Great Egret on the hunt

Harbor Seals hauled out on the muddy shoreline

Another Great-Blue Heron

Ready to attack

Great-Blue Heron preening on the bank

Just chilling out

Heron taking off

Pelican portrait

Pelican in flight

Stalling just before a dive

Getting back into the air