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Pelicans, briefly

A friend called from down on the beach yesterday to say a huge flock of pelicans, more than a hundred, had gathered, drawn by a school of fish swimming quite close to shore. (And check out the cormorants, their slick little heads barely poking out of the water.)pelicans 027

big flock of pelicans

There was a tiny swell and the sea surged and rolled and so did the flock, ever in flux, tracking fish, dodging waves.pelicans 036

pelicans

And then, at a signal none of us standing on shore could see, the pelicans took flight, headed north, left the low-rider cormorants behind.pelicans 202

Next entry: Bernadette, bathing beauty

More by Veronique de Turenne:
Layers of green and wet
Signs of Saturday: Falling rocks
Flights of pelicans
Hey, sweet pea
The writing on the wall

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