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The flock of White Pelicans (and most of the other large birds) at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, FL, has thinned out considerably.  There were only about fifteen of the big white and black birds there on March 20, 2015.  I believe this is due to there being a lot less fish, turtles, frogs and other aquatic prey in the ponds.  There have been many competing birds there this season.

The Pelicans are really awesome birds!  They watch for the Common Cormorants and follow the cormorants hunting and try to steal the fish away from the snake-necked competitor.  Here are some photographs of the flock.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!




Comments on: "Those White Pelicans In Ocala" (8)

  1. I love the pelicans, they are cool birds! Great shots, happy Wednesday!

    • Hi Eileen, Many thanks! I enjoy seeing both kinds of pelicans a lot and am glad some come to Ocala. That park’s ponds must be emptying of food and soon most of the larger birds will migrate North and elsewhere. Have a super fine day and another great one tomorrow!

  2. Love the WHITE Pelicans… We see pelicans in Texas –but they are not the white ones and not nearly as pretty I don’t think.. WELL–all birds are pretty –in their own ways I guess… ha…. Great pictures.

    • Hi Betsy, Thanks! I think the migrating Whites occasionally make their way to Lake St. Geo. or possibly Lake Tansi. I know several years ago I spotted a flock of the White Pelicans on Lake St.George. That bunch was there two days. Have a wonderful day tomorrow and a fine evening tonight!

  3. they’re neat, but i do have to say, i love the brown pelicans. 🙂

  4. I envy your pelicans!

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