It is only a five minute drive from the tailwaters of Kentucky Dam to the tailwaters of Barkley Dam. In many ways this area I live in is a nature photographers dream. To my surprise there were four American Pelicans in the tailwaters of Barkley Dam. We are starting to have a small local population of the pelicans on the lakes.
In this shot a gull had just caught and eaten a small shad. The pelicans rush over to try and grab the shad whenever they see a gull diving into the water. I have learned to watch for gulls diving near pelicans and get ready for take off and flying shots as the pelicans rush to try and make a steal.
The American Pelicans are such large birds and the contrast of white and black trimmings are stunning to look at. Shortly after this shot the rains came again and I headed for home. It turned out our winter storm warnings were off. We only received rain and a dusting of snow. The forecasts were accurate on the temperatures as it is four degrees and windy this morning.
Stuck inside like a knot on a shoe with the rain falling all day. This was my shot for the daily photo challenge. The subject was “With A Fork”. I recalled how when our kids were small I often had to get knots out of shoelaces and a fork was the perfect tool for the job.
With time on my hands I went back through the photos we took on our recent trip to Barren River Lake. I take so many photos on trips I don’t do them justice on my one go through at choosing the best. Often I miss a few good ones. The two mules in the photo above where together in a pasture. I thought the unique contrast in color of the two made it worth putting them together and framing.
When large birds like the pelicans and sandhills bow up and glide down it is poetry in motion to my eyes. Well it is after sunrise time and we have decent light out. Better bundle up and head outdoors.