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Birds bathing after the storm


I took a few pictures recently, and thought some of you might like them:

#5431255719794684866]pelican's head
#5431255780423788866]seagulls bathing
#5431255741543970114]frantic bathing
#5431255767265215170]taking off after bath
#5431255855088022658]pelican taking off
#5431255966891760018]pelican close up
#5431476601905721634]cormorant's flight
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eally enjoyed these Shab. Makes me feel all swimmy. WHee did you take these?
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Thanks, Caroline. They were taken on Alamitos Bay, California.
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How did I miss these, Shabfriend? Clearly I've been too busy with silly stuff.

Where I grew up the ocean was on one side and a tidal river on the other. In the river was an island called Pelican Island. Pelicans would nest there by the hundreds. I loved watching them fly over the penninsula on their way to fish for mullet in the ocean. Cormorants are fascinating to watch too. Bet you've noticed how they spread their wings to dry them in the sun. So if I see brown pelican C39 down here I'll let you know.

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Hi Shab,

It's nice to see these birds, especially the seagulls, in their natural habitat. I live not too far from the Hudson River, aka "The River that Flows Both Ways":

"From Troy south to the river’s mouth in New York harbor, the Hudson takes on the properties of the ocean as well as a river. As the tide rises in the Atlantic, salt water is pushed upriver. Although the salt travels only as far as Newburgh in the dry season and Tappan Zee during periods of heavier precipitation (fresh water runoff pushes the salt front down river), the entire length of the river is affected by tides."

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This means it is not uncommon to see seagulls in the area, including a bit inland where they poke around in parking lot puddles. Your photos bring back fo(u)nd memories of trips to the eastern shoreline, from Maine to Florida, so thanks for sharing.
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