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Mar 12, 2016 13:17 |  #1

At Ding Darling NWR on Sanibel Island, Florida.


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Mar 12, 2016 18:05 |  #2

Very nice,Ian. Are there "Ballets in the sky" in Fla. too? Every day there is a gathering such as your image #2 on an adjacent island here. Then a small group will take off, travel, say, about 300-400 yards and then start slow circling as they gain altitude. Other groups will follow and join in, one group at a time, until the flock may number close to a hundred pelicans or more. Then off they go in a single direction; but again in groups.
I have also seen large flocks in those same lazy circles very high over the Illinois River in Peoria. I first thought they were Snow Geese. ;-)a


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Mar 12, 2016 20:32 as a reply to  @ ardeekay's post |  #3

Sounds cool Rog. I personally didn't see any of that activity but I'd guess if it happens elsewhere it likely happens here too. I only saw singles or pairs flying around the area; mostly they were just standing around.


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Mar 13, 2016 09:36 |  #4

Nice set Ian!


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Mar 13, 2016 10:15 |  #5

Nice set Ian! I really like the large group photo! Are they loud?


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Mar 13, 2016 10:18 |  #6

mandokid1 wrote in post #17933694 (external link)
Nice set Ian!

Thanks Denis.

SJC from VT wrote in post #17933725 (external link)
Nice set Ian! I really like the large group photo! Are they loud?

Thanks much Sandy. And no, they dont make a peep!


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Mar 14, 2016 01:21 |  #7

Beautiful set Ian


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Mar 15, 2016 09:57 |  #8

Peter2516 wrote in post #17934592 (external link)
Beautiful set Ian

Thanks Peter, fun to see them in big numbers. Birders up here get all excited when ONE wanders up here.


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