In just two days from now my family and I will be on our way to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a weeks vacation. It's one of our favorite vacation spots. The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a chain of barrier islands midway on the Atlantic Seaboard, 90 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia and about 320 miles north of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Besides hanging out at the beach there's lots to do there. I hope to fit in a little birding while I'm down there. The Outer Banks known for its great concentration of migratory birds on the Atlantic Flyway and home to a large variety of shorebirds and waterfowl. Besides an assortment of gulls, one of the first birds I normally spot flying along the shoreline is the brown pelican.
Brown pelicans are seen flying in a straight line or a V-formation not far from the waters surface. Their really cool to watch when there looking for food. They will glide above the water surface and quickly take a nose dive into the water to catch its food - mostly fish. These pelicans will also hang around piers and follow fishing boats for an easy meal.
The above brown pelican picture is a painting I did about 10 years ago.
I hope to share more photos in the upcoming days from the Outer Banks!
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