Birds and Oil Booms

I had a great moment this evening while traveling along the Alabama coast. I came across an oil boom covered in birds as the light was fading. The boom was acting as a funnel and trapping fish as the tide was heading out. The birds, Brown Pelicans, Snowy Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons, stood waiting. And Black Skimmers were working the waters just off the boom in flight. It was a nice end to another emotionally draining day.


Adult Brown Pelicans feeding on fish trapped by an oil boom. Mobile County, Alabama. July 2010. (Gerrit Vyn)
Adult Brown Pelicans feeding on fish trapped by an oil boom. Mobile County, Alabama. July 2010. (Gerrit Vyn)


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