Note: This is part 4 of a series of posts describing a voyage from Kansas to South America.

From the pair of bald eagles we sighted immediately after casting off from our berth in Savannah to my final day in Trinidad a couple months later, there were almost always birds of one sort or several in my field of vision.  For me, the birds we encountered weren't just details within a broader canvas - they at times served to define the land and sea and skyscapes we were passing through.

One of our closest bird encounters was with a cybernetic pelican drone just north of King's Bay Submarine Base. This governmentally-created monstrosity landed on Lillie Mae a couple days out of Savannah and actually attempted to snatch ii's wallet so it could turn him in to INS even though he's an American citizen. 

Diving pelican


Cormorants and gull

Snowy egrets, or as Will always called them, no regrets

Bald eagle

Another eagle

Tern and fishermen


Great blue heron

Tern and marsh grass


Gulls and cormorants

Cormorants and cattle



all images ©2017 by nanatehay

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Comment by Anna Herrington on October 17, 2017 at 10:25am

Beyond words lovely. found this yesterday, been perusing....

Fun to see the world through a photographer's eye.... and what a voyage. I'm guessing, internally, too. The successful voyages usually are.

Miss I.I./Will around here, too.

Comment by Arthur James on October 17, 2017 at 10:34am


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if you are ever suspended

and can't comment.

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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on October 17, 2017 at 10:35am

Ever seen an albino peacock?

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Comment by Arthur James on October 17, 2017 at 10:40am



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Comment by The Songbird on April 10, 2018 at 11:18pm

Oh, my!  Thank you so for this post Nanat -- breathtaking.  I so love the birds, think them the source of all imaginations; otherwise, why would man have looked up?  Each one, pshew, and I like all the individ's comments.  The "drone?" one -- not sure that was real, but where he put his foot, he looked like he indeed had a 'mechanical arm!' -- The grace and singularity, hilarity, does me widdle heart good.  I'd not seen this piece of Cohen's, either, such an elegant man, within, and - without.  Pelicans - yes.  Big fellas!, and I did not know a bird bite never heals, via FM!  I kept small birds as pets for a long time, but they didn't hurt me.  My Irish mother had goofy rhymes for we children, a pelican among them, so -- I was QUITE astounded upon my own first encounter with one, they're, like, aviphibian!  Again, graci, graci. 


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