Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday

(click on the button to see more wonderful pictures of wild birds)

Our lake is a flutter with pelicans.  It has been two years since the ice on our lake melted early enough for them to come here for a "bed and breakfast" before they continue their migration up north.  Yesterday there were a few straglers, this morning there were over one hundred of them.  They must have arrived at night.  They stay in an inlet on the north end of the lake.  During the day they fly around to different lakes on the chain and then return to their inlet at night.  What a joy!













 Oops ... a stranger in their midst ... the eagles have been showing up as well :)








For more information and for the sound of the Pelicans click here


Happy WBW!

Andrea

13 comments:

  1. Hello Andrea, great series on the White Pelicans.. They are one of my favorite birds.. Have a great day!

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  2. I just love watching Pelicans flying, and diving for fish etc. Great bunch of photos.

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  3. What wonderful photos. I clicked on the info link and was surprised to learn what the bump on the (beak) was and how they sound. This part got Pogo to barking at gosh knows what. He could hear the sounds but could not see where it was coming from.

    We had a minor power or cable outage during the night which made my TV go cuckoo and totally woke me up. By the time I was able to go back to bed it was already daylight. Needless to say, I had to call and reschedule today's doctor appointment.

    So far, it is a beautiful day, sunny with mild temps. 50 degrees. Oh my, I love it!! I think Spring just might be on its way here. The huge snow piles are definitely getting smaller. Still a ways to go, but at least we can see progress.

    I read an article on lenses for the cell phone, and have been looking into them on Google and Amazon. I'm always interested in new fun things to play with. There are some made specifically made for my phone (Galaxy S5) and they aren't very expensive. Maybe I'll try them out. Hmmm, I wonder if they make them for the tablet too. I'll have to check that out next.

    Thursday, I have to take my car in for its regular check up so I think Pogo and I will do lunch in the park that day on the way home from the dealership.

    Well now it's time to find something tasty to tempt Pogo into eating lunch. He's so finicky lately. You and Izzi have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

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  4. Hi You cetainly have a lot of Pelicans there. How wonderful.

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  5. Wow. How I would love to be there to see it. How I loved your photos which took me there.

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  6. This is outstanding to have your Pelicans so near and how wonderful a bird they are too. My father-in-law passed away a week ago today and I posted a memorial of him. In his senior years, I had also turned him into a birdwatcher ~

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  7. How exciting it must be to get to see them! Wonderful photos!

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  8. How fun to see all the Pelicans. I've not seen ones with the orange "bump" on the top of their beaks before.

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  9. Great shots. I don't believe I've ever seen Pelicans with the orange "bump" on their beaks before.

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  10. These pelicans look a lot more like ours than the Brown ones - although ours do not have the 'fin' in the top of the beak. I hope to get some pictures of out species this week.

    I may be a bit of a lucky birder - but if you ever get here and meet my family, you'll see the real lucky part of my life!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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