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Coquille Lighthouse Pelican Refuge

Coquille Lighthouse Pelican Refuge

On this day a storm was coming in fairly quickly. It’s amazing how animals know when there is going to be a big one. In this photo the pelicans were ready. For over half a mile up the river every rock and abandon piling had pelicans roosting on them and in the water too. There were over 100 pelicans. This unique view from across the Coquille River towards the lighthouse shows a small number of them. The shadow across the top of the lighthouse roofline is the leading edge of the cloud as it started blocking out the sun. Within a matter of minutes the wind picked up and the rain came down in torrents.