Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday

Last week we went for a drive up the river (Murray) to Morgan and I was able to get these photos of one of my favourite large birds - the pelican. I love watching them. They are so ungainly on land, so serene on the  water and so graceful in the air. We spent a pleasant hour eating our lunch, watching life on the river and enjoying the passing parade of water birds.



As I was writing this blog, I remembered that years ago we visited Kangaroo Island and quite by chance came across an old man who had been feeding the pelicans daily for years, so I scrounged around in my old photo albums and found this one.

Reminds me of a childhood rhyme - was it ogden nash/

A wonderful bird is the pelican
Its beak can hold more than its bell can.


Liz Needle  - now visit Wild Bird Wednesday for some wonderful bird photos.

9 comments:

  1. Just going on that drive is marvelous first off, but then to see this, what a wonderful trip it was.

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  2. So nice pictures of the pelican and the last one is funny too! You know I have never seen a pelican in the wild!
    Thanks for your kind comment!
    Greetings Pia

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  3. Hi Liz; aren't they just a photographer's delight? Lovely images and sounds like a lovely drive and location/getaway

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  4. I dont think I can resist taking (more) pictures of Pelicans - they are so wonderful.

    I dont see babblers around here either - although they do occur is some places in Victoria

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. Great photos of the Pelicans - I like the way you have captured the reflections as well.

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  6. Great shots of one of my favorite birds! Our American White Pelican is similar to your Australian species and we also have Brown Pelicans.
    Great post!

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