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.


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

  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

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

  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

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

  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!