I Was Watching A Brown Pelican When Suddenly He Did…This
I was watching a brown pelican this past weekend when suddenly he did…this! You will have to ask him what he was doing because I don’t know. Maybe shaking off some water, but it sure was one of the oddest things I have ever seen a pelican do in the salt marsh.
At least they keep things interesting out there. 🙂
Awesome – it looks like he is shaking himself similar to a dog after a bath
Great photos! I’ve read that this movement is done to relieve tension… especially after standing still for a long period of time. I’m not sure how anyone knows why a bird does what it does – but you got it right that it was certainly fascinating and entertaining!
You always take an extraordinary photographs dear Phil, these are amazing and great shots. Thank you, love, nia
We see birds shake themselves like that after bathing in the bird bath or after preening. Maybe this is the same? Such unusual pictures, Phil! You never fail to impress!
Such great photos, these are amazing, you catch the moment!
Amazing action shots…I can’t tell what the heck he is doing. His behavior is certainly a curiosity.
Love this action. What a bizarre pose in the first shot…. these guys still have some surprises.
Holy Mackerel (so to speak)!! 🐡. What a treat to see this!
Well, that is just cool.
Nice action shots! I’ve seen them stretch out their beaks before but not shake it like that when they are doing it,