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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

P is for Pelicans around the world

Pelicans just standing around, Cancun, Mexico.
Clearwater, Florida, pelicans having a chat with me. 
Key West, Florida 
Pelican on a panga from the yacht Letty, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Dick's best pelican photo so far. When it's enlarged, all the feathers can be seen!
All photos by Richard Schear
Pelican at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, now called San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Although we have white pelicans here in Alberta, I don't have any photos of them.

Posted for the letter P
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27 comments:

EG Wow said...

I have never seen a pelican in real life. Someday maybe. :)

Nanka said...

Wow!! they come in much variety and color!! Don't they look serious and very professional?? I wonder what your topic of discussion was with the pelican trio!! :) They do look like frequent travelers!! :)

Gigi Ann said...

Those are some really nice Pictures of the Pelicans. I've never seen one up close and Personal.

Roger Owen Green said...

they are ODD birds, if you think about it!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

anthonynorth said...

They're amazing birds.

Fran said...

I love the pelicans - they look so comical. The only place you can see them round here is in the zoo x

jabblog said...

I like the pelicans 'just standing around'! Dick's best shot really is very good indeed:-)

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful photos of an interesting bird. There are so many legends about pelicans. Dick's photo is brilliant indeed! I saw also pelicans in Cairns!
Thanks for sharing.

Paula Scott said...

The pelican, the pelican, the pelican-his beak can hold more than his belly can!

I love the one that Dick took-fabulous details,for sure in the feathers.

Leslie: said...

I'd love to see a pelican but haven't yet. We must have them around here on the We(s)t Coast! Have a phenomenal week, Kay!

Leslie
abcw team

Karen said...

Peicans are marvellously absurd looking birds that bring an instant smile to my face when I see one! Great shots Kay!

Jo Bryant said...

there is someething so majestic about Pelicans

Martha Z said...

They're looking for a handout, no doubt.

photowannabe said...

Pelicans are wonderful, comical looking birds. I love watching them skim over the ocean.

Kathy said...

I love pelicans. Great post!

Tumblewords: said...

I heart pelicans! Wonderful photos!

Hildred and Charles said...

Oh, the Pelican, - they always remind me of long nosed professors, and I feel they should be wearing a pince nez.

Ann said...

This pole is mine, I have my name rubber stamped n it.

I like how birds like to perch on the poles.

aka Penelope said...

Wow … it looks as if pelicans are as common as seagulls in some places. That really is a great shot of the one where the feathers can actually be seen. I think I’ve seen the pink ones behind the window on people’s lawns from time to time. :)

Francisca said...

A Plethora of Pekicans for a Perfectly Pleasant P Post, Kay! And I must say that the pelicans I saw and captured in Florida a few summers ago where nowhere as healthy looking as any of these (especially the pink ones in the window... LOL!).

Joy said...

They are strange, but fascinating, birds. Love the last photo, it shows its beak to perfection.

Carola said...

Great shots. Pelicans in Alberta? I didn't know.
The first one I saw in Panama. On the Australian coast are many beautiful white Pelicans.

Meryl said...

I love that pelican photo!

chubskulit said...

Perfect PICK for P, lovely photos as well! Late visiting from ABC Wednesday!

Hand and Foot Prints is my P, please come and see.

ChrisJ said...

Such beautiful photos of such a beautiful bird. We have the brown pelican around here, but not too many years ago there were hardly any because of the DDT. We do also have an occasional white pelican.

Kay said...

I can't get over how near you got to those giant birds. This is so amazing!

Powell River Books said...

A long time ago I went to the tip of Baja camping. I remember sitting on the shore watching pelicans gliding just over the water's surface. - Margy