Shorebirds Aloft, Oxnard Edition


A group of brown pelicans flies low over the windblown surf as another group approaches in the distance.


This is a follow-up to my previous post. That post featured Oxnard Beach shorebirds actually on the beach, whereas this post features exclusively birds in flight. Most are brown pelicans, one of my favorite birds to watch as they fly down the beach low to the waves. It would not surprise me if I have a thousand photographs in my archives of brown pelicans alone; it is always tricky to get nice compositions of birds in flight, so I think my quest for the perfect pelican picture continues.

Click on one of the pictures below and you can page through the gallery with larger images. Enjoy!

Technical Details

All photographs in this post were taken with the Nikon Z7 and the AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, an exceptional lens in all regards.

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