I have three images for you today that I captured last evening on the way home. On the way to work yesterday, as I came by the “Duck Pond” I saw a large clump of white birds sitting on one of the islands. At first I thought they were swans but as I got closer I could see that it was a large gathering of Pelicans. They covered most of the small island. For once I wasn’t late but if I had stopped and set up for the shot I would have been so I just kept going.
The thing that bothered me was that there had been three separate pairs of geese nesting on the island. I knew that their nests were probably destroyed and that their young were never hatch. The six geese were swimming around the island “honking” but there was little they could do against superior numbers and larger birds.
I had been in Des Moines for training on Tuesday and Wednesday so by the time I got caught up on my work it was much later and I couldn’t really tell what damage had been done to the nests. This lone pelican was all that was left of the group. There were no geese on the island.
I saw this wonderful sunset on the way home last night. It would have been nice to have a large body of water in the foreground or something spectacular. Unfortunately that was not to be so I just photographed the big red ball. 🙂
I couldn’t get the same angle on this goose to line up with the reflection of the setting sun like on the pelican. I just enjoy photographing geese no matter.
That’s it for today. Enjoy your day and be careful.