I Call Them All Otis

Dauphin Island is known for its abundant Pelican population, and since it seemed like they spent their days simply “sittin’ on the dock of the bay” – I took to calling them all Otis!

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When these birds weren’t lounging on the docks, they could often be seen standing (or snoozing) on the rocks.

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Sometimes one would fly by….like this fine but funny-looking fellow…who looks to me like one of those cartoon birds getting ready to deliver a baby…


and other times they would leisurely drift along in the water.

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When they would stand and stretch their enormous wings, it seemed as if they were competing to be named “The Maestro of Mobile Bay.”

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I had so much fun taking Pelican pictures – partly because they are rather slow moving and easy to get in focus, and partly because they seem like a throwback to some prehistoric era.


I really did hate to say goodbye; so instead, I simply said, “See you later, Otis!”


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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15 Responses to I Call Them All Otis

  1. What’s terrific series!! Amazing looking birds I haven’t seen myself. Got to go south😊

  2. Jill Kuhn says:

    Wow! Such beauties!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  3. Jodi says:

    Oh wow – these are AMAZING shots!!!! I am particularly drawn to #3 🙂

  4. de Wets Wild says:

    Terrific shots, Kathy!

  5. Sheila Moss says:

    Nice shots and interesting idea.

  6. Wow, so special! Otis fits them perfectly! They look a bit like those flying dinosaurs…

  7. laura lecce says:

    They are most definitely an Otis!!! I’m sure I will remember this next time I see a pelican, I just adore them!!!

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