White Pelicans Stop In For A Visit
This afternoon we had a small group of white pelicans visit the marsh pond. These large birds are always fun to watch as they float back and forth across the water in search of fish. At one point some of them went to the far back corner of the pond where they joined a huge group of various ducks that were also working the pond.
Che meraviglioso spettacolo. Sono foto bellissime Phill!!!
Grazie Pat, io sono così felice che ti piace di loro!
This is great! Love your photographs!
I appreciate your kind comments very much, thanks!
LG Mathilda ♥
Vielen Dank Ich bin glücklich, Ihnen die Fotos gefallen! 🙂
Great photos. Almost looks as if the Pelicans are working in tandem!
Thanks and they do sort of operate as a group and appear quite organized in fact. 🙂
That’s not what I would call a “small” group of white pelicans! How lovely to see so many all together. Your pics are great, as usual. Can you please tell them that it’s much warmer at my pond? 😀
Well I’m glad you enjoyed seeing our pelican group Sylvia. I will certainly pass along the information about your warmer pond and who knows they may take you up on your offer. Because if they are anything like me they would prefer it to be a bit warmer right now. 🙂
Thanks Phil. I’ll get the red carpet out, just in case. 🙂
Best to toss a few fish on the carpet. You know, just as a little added incentive. Can’t hurt. 🙂
I’m thinking of looking for a few red herrings. 😛
Ha! You could be on to something there.
These photos remind me of “when the pelicans come marching in.” They look so orderly and regimented.
They seem to operate as a group and actually appear to be somewhat organized. I guess they know what they are doing.
Garden Walk beat me to a mention of how great they look in formation – especially the trio at the back in the first shot! They could try out for synchronized swimming! Don’t send them all to Sylvia, it’s not very cold here either.
I continue to be amazed that they often do seem to synchronize and appear to be rather organized as well. I don’t think it’s random, they look like they know what they are doing.
Half go to you and half to Sylvia. But of course they rarely listen to my suggestions.
Thanks for the kind offer, but our weather is a bit schizophrenic. Woke up this morning to a chilly 35º.
About the same here. It is supposed to be up in the 60s this afternoon but then that’s it for possibly as long as two weeks as we have some cold air coming in for an unwanted, extended stay. 😦
I am glad you like them Andre!
They look great Phil, excellent work.
Thanks Jan, I appreciate that.
They are strangely elegant birds, aren’t they? Hope you and Alyce are feeling somewhat better, now, Phil.
They are rather elegant birds much more so then their cousins the brown pelican. Those guys are far from elegant.
We are feeling a bit better but I have been told to expect this cough to linger for weeks.
It’s so beautiful… and great to see them doing a formation there 🙂
They really do get into very nice, tight formations and appear to be somewhat organized as well.
Thanks much for looking!
I had to laugh when I saw all their beaks lined up…all of a sudden my mind went to water aerobics…lol!
These birds would do well in synchronized swimming competitions I believe. 🙂
Yes, it is always fun to watch how synchronized they are 🙂 Beautiful takes, Phil 🙂
Thank you Paula it’s always fun to see these big guys out there!
I’m glad you enjoyed these Hans!
You reminded me again why this is one of my favourite birds. I like the one where they are looking at me … I mean you.
I’ve been growing to like these big guys more every time I see them. We are very fortunate that some have come around on several occasions and stayed long enough to hopefully get some photos. In recent years we would be lucky to get a glimpse of a quick fly by.
Looks like they could be a synchronized swimming team!
It’s funny how they really do often match up their movements. Maybe they are a bit more OCD then other birds.
Nice, the way they operate as a group.They seem very relaxed.Love the background-choir in the first photo.
I continue to be impressed with how they form up in nicely arranged groups and stay in formation. Some of it is fishing technique.