Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday

Wild Bird Wednesday #40
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This has been an exciting weekend.  The migration has started full scale.  A large group of Pelicans finally arrived ... not as many as in the past.  I think they must have been separated when they had to find a temporary place to rest and feed because the first time they arrived our lake was still frozen.  But, they are here, just the same ... comical lumbering at first glance, but amazing and graceful in reality.   In addition to the Pelicans the Cormorants, Mergansers, Golden Eye, Greater Scaup, Wood Ducks, Loons and, of course the Mallards have all come through.  I haven't seen the Coots yet ... but they will be here with other birds I am sure.  Migrations are amazing and I am so glad we have an area that will support their travels by allowing them to rest and feed.






 


I have more Pelican pictures and some other interesting pictures I took this weekend which I will share another day.   I will once again apologize for the quality of the pictures.  I have concluded that since I can't get close enough to get high quality photos with my equipment, I am going to have to be satisfied with capturing the moment ... I hope I have done that for you today ... Happy WBW:)

15 comments:

  1. What great shots and I love the GIF one (last one). Way cool.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  2. They do look a bit awkward! Pelicans always make me smile.

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  3. Lovely flight compositions, nice to see!

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  4. Andrea The Little Owl, scientific name Athene noctua is a bird which is resident in much of the temperate and warmer parts of Europe, Asia east to Korea, and north Africa. Like your pelican shots.

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  5. What a great sight to see those pelicans!!

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  6. Nice flight shots! Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  7. A great series of action photos. It seems to strange to me to think of those birds in the cold and on ice. Our pelicans here in Australia always want it nice and warm.

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  8. I know just what you mean...migration season really makes me NOT wanting to be home at all. All the birds flocking into our area...so fun.

    Beautiful images you've shared.

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  9. Love the White Pelicans, great post and photos.

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  10. LOVE the in flight pelicans! They are a little comical and make me smile.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  11. You most certainly captured the moment. And I loved the video as well. Megathanks.

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  12. Pelicans look so ungainly veering or taking off. I am always amazed that they get that great weight out of the water at all. Nice shots Andrea.

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  13. Yes, you have done quite well!!
    I wanted a dose of pretty and found it here today. We've also enjoyed the arrival of certain birds, geese and ducks, and it's always good for us when these return, meaning winter has FINALLY ended...
    Thanx 4 sharing these!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  14. I love watching Pelicans land. Sort of a "controlled crash"!
    Thank you for a nice post!

    "Capturing the moment" is what it's all about, isn't it?

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