Swamp Birds

As I travel through the bayou country of South Lousiana, I am thrilled to report that the American Bald Eagle is alive and well, with a healthy population. Thank God the pesticide DDT is finally dissipating from our environment, allowing the big birds to come roaring back.

The Eagles seem to be solitary hunters, but with Spring in the air, I often see them in pairs.

The brown pelican, Louisiana's state bird, has also had a population explosion and is back in a big way. They are definitely a more social bird, often seen in big groups, fishing in the marsh. Like most marsh birds, they know that the pickin's are easy in our wheel-wash.

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