A few weeks ago I went back to Pyramid Lake to try to get some close ups of the Pelicans. I just wasn’t happy that I didn’t get a close up of the breeding bump on the pelicans. My friend Carol who is lucky enough to live on the lake in the cool little town of Sutcliffe, showed me a great spot to get close. I spent about a half hour there, sneaking up and clicking away. Then, Carol, who is good at getting me in trouble :*) said, “Hey Sal there’s a hole in the barbed wire fence, why don’t you crawl through there? I’ll hold your camera!
So I crawled through the hole in the fence snagging my jacket on the barbed wire; what we won’t do for a photograph! Carol handed me my camera and I continued to sneak up on the pelicans that were hanging out on the jetty. Talk about a lucky shot!!!! Wow the Pyramid as my background!!!
This landing was a beautiful site!
And now, what I wanted to show you was a fairly close up shot of the breeding bump on the beak. The pelicans also have a fluffy white crown as you can see on the one on the left.
On my way back to the barbed wire fence I found a cool rock with some colorful lichen on it.
The Sun was starting to set, the shadows were getting long and the pelicans were starting to fly off for the evening so I headed back and lo and behold I got caught again on the barbed wire fence! Sorry, no pic of that embarrassing moment but I did get this beautiful shot of the pyramid as I was leaving……..
Thank you to my friend Carol for such a wonderful Day.