Friday, September 18, 2009

White Pelican for Camera Critters

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During my trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone National parks I was able to do a lot of birding. I saw the White Pelican in various spots in both parks. I saw a large group of the White Pelicans on the Snake river while doing a float rafting trip. The White Pelican seemed to be very common in both parks.

This White Pelican was seen in the Tetons at Owbow Bend. To see more Camera critters from all around please click on my critter link.


This Osprey was seen near the Old Faithful Boardwalk loop.




The Mountain Bluebird was seen in many places in the parks.


The Raven is another bird common to the parks.



Finally a lifer for me was this Grouse seen in the Tetons on the road to Signal Mountain.




I hope everyone enjoys my Yellowstone and Tetons birds for the camera critter meme. Also thanks to the host Misty Dawn of Camera Critters for making this all happen. I really enjoy seeing everyone's critters.

72 comments:

cewmont said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment about my photos.

I admire your knowledge of birds and I know you must have patience while waiting to photograph some of them. My grandson and I had a fun time looking at all of your bird photos. He liked the "woof" (dog) too.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I love the grouse - something I haven't seen. Nice "fan" of the tail and you don't usually get a rear view in the bird books!
http://threeriversdailyphoto.blogspot.com

Glennis said...

I like your white pelican, we don't have pelicans here, and the grouse is special too.

diane said...

I love Mr Pelican and the beautiful Osprey. I think birds are so hard to photograph and you've done a great job. I would like to see your photos bgger on your blog.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

You got some great photo opportunities. I'll bet there are very few people who visit Old Faithful that come home with photos of a bird along the path to the geyser. Good for you!

Dimple said...

Nice pics. I'm originally from California, and although I've seen pelicans away from the ocean before, I'm always surprised. I have a camera critter up, also.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

The pelican looks elegant, and the Osprey very royal. Thank for sharing these eileen. And thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.

Eki

Snap said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time on this trip and picking up a lifer, too! How wonderful! I enjoyed this whole series of photos. Thanks!

Tammie Lee said...

I will be at old faithful in a couple of hours, I wonder if I will see this bird. Great set of photos. As are the ones in your previous post, such timing for me to see this!

eileeninmd said...

Tammie, I wish I could go with you, I loved Yellowstone. Take a lot of pictures and enjoy.

jabblog said...

Lovely photos. I particularly like the Osprey. The grouse capture amused me.

Marie Höglund said...

Awesome birdshots!

Susan at Stony River said...

I love the big water birds like pelicans and ospreys but haven't seen them for years. Yours are beautiful shots!

Jane said...

Great pictures Eileen, nice one of the Pelecan-I like those birds. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend:)

Martha in PA said...

I love pelicans! Your photos are great!

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AL said...

Bird person? The pelican looks very graceful, I can see two haha, it's reflection in the ripples of water are awesome.

Thanks for the visit Eileen!

AL

Janie said...

Great photos, especially of the pelican! I love the great detail and the reflection in tihe water.

Bird Girl said...

What a nice variety - you sure nailed that Raven! I've not seen one at this close range and really enjoyed it!
The Osprey is awesome and such beautiful eyes!
Very lucky to see a grouse all fanned out ...
I think your Mountain Bluebird is a fledgling just turning to adult - so cute!
Great stuff, here Eileen!
Oh and the pelican is fabulous!

Joy said...

Great collection of avian photography!

Texas Travelers said...

Great post and terrific photos. Martha and I also love the Yellowstone area.

To answer your question:

Sorry, I forgot to put the location of the Gator.
We saw him/her at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.

Unfortunately most of the gators were wiped out with the ocean surge of salt water during hurricane Ike.

The nearby town of Anahuac has a Gator fest. 13 footers have been recorded there. This one may have been that long, but I couldn't get a good estimate because the end of the tail was hidden.
Here's a link. Click here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Troy

Jenn Jilks said...

Wow! Thank you for visiting My Muskoka !

Carletta said...

All great shots; but I really like the pelican and the fractured reflections in the water and the shot of the osprey is excellent.
Loved your shots of Yellowstone below - beautiful!

Carletta’s Captures.

lizziviggi said...

Beautiful bird pictures-- I particularly like the peaceful pelican with his reflection in the water. Very lovely. I would love to go birding myself, but my two little girls are a little young to stay still and quiet for long... all I get to see up close are the ducks we throw bread to!

FA said...

Great shot of the grouse - timing is everything!

Thanks for stopping by Monastery Daily Photo.

Titania said...

I enjoyed your bird.It is beautiful to see them in their natural environment. The grouse looks like hurrying on her way home!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: Marvelous critter captures from a neat park.

Carolina said...

As you might have noticed from the photos of our foal, I like a photo from a different angle. So I love the grouse. But the most beautiful I thought is the Osprey.
Thanks!

Oskar said...

Those are very nice birds, but that first one has a very pointy looking beak!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

these are so cool.. wonderful shots.

Sue said...

These are terrific pics! I am especially fond of ravens :)

Stine said...

Fantastic BIRD shots! I'm impressed.

magiceye said...

beautiful captures all

Squirrel said...

Nice birds shots!!

Denise said...

Thanks Eileen, these are a wonderful selection of birds. Enjoyed them very much.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog ..
those are great bird shots Eileen.

tara said...

Cool bird shots, love the pelican most. Thanks for the visit. Happy weekend!

A Blog In The Rough said...

Lovely birds! It's good to take a walk and see these creatures in real life but nice to get to see some on other's people's blogs if you don't happen to have them in your area :)

Tulip said...

gorgeous collection of birds and a cool beak pelican.

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Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

This is a beautiful place and I love all the bird pictures.

Dancin' Fool said...

Your bird shots are fantastic!

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

The pelican is not a familiar bird to me at all and gosh, you have captured it so elegantly!
I love the Ospreys... I am forever seeing this majestic birds over our mountains and can never get bored of these beautiful birds.
Great post!

~Michele~

nonizamboni said...

Lovely post. It brought back memories for me as I'm from Idaho and those areas are 'in my backyard' tho I'm in MN now. And the pelican photos is awesome! I posted about pelicans today too :O)

Norm said...

love those beautiful birds especially the pelican, thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Eileen,

It was a treat to view your bird photography. Wow! And, it's also, always a treat for me to meet a Marylander. What part? I've lived in Baltimore, Pasadena, and Bel Air.

Mary

forestal said...

very nice post and pictures

dan

mountain.mama said...

Wow, from Belize to Yellowstone, just with the click of a "mouse!"

marina said...

wow..how lucky you are to have been able to see these beautiful birds!!!

Sharon said...

Last year I just couldn't really understand why anyone would want to go birding...I totally understand now. It is so exciting when you spot something new! Great photos!

Rambling Woods said...

Those would all be lifers for me. Wonderful opportunity for you... Thank you for visiting my blue jays.. Michelle

Maria Berg said...

A lot of birds, it is always nice to get birds on photo and then they sitt still so you can find out the name from a book

Grand Prasmatic spring at Yellowstone, - very nice photos, MB

George said...

You got some wonderful pictures of these critters.

Sue said...

Gorgeous birds! I would love to go to Yellowstone someday. Thanks for sharing.

Allison said...

Great photos! Yellowstone and the Tetons are a couple of my favorite parks! Birds are always so fun to watch. And I hope you visit Costa Rica someday because it is an absolutely beautiful place that is filled with so much to see! I would definitely recommend going!

Leenie said...

Wow! A person who knows how to spell Eileen--and likes Yellowstone and Grand Teton--my favorites. Being able to see The Grand from my window (although not up close)is a blessing. Wandered in from Janie & Steve's Trails. Nice to meet you. Great photos.

Hildegarde said...

Wow ! i certainly enjoyed it, esp. the osprey.

Bestemor Drillo said...

Thanks for nice comment! Lovley birdphotos.

Cory said...

Great photos! I wish I could visit Yellowstone someday.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :)

sweet bay said...

Great shot of the Osprey, and congrats on seeing the Grouse. I would love to go out to Yellowstone again sometime. It's such a fascinating and beautiful place.

EcoRover said...

The sage grouse strutting/displaying on the road is hilarious. Normally we think of bear jams! Pelicans have become common on our western rivers over the past decade or so--maybe like eagles they were the victim of DDT?

Shelley Munro said...

Wonderful photos. The osprey is beautiful. I think I like that one best.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kathiesbirds said...

Amazing birds you saw! That is one mean looking osprey! Beautiful shot though! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Paula said...

I do like pelicans, they are such funny birds.

JOE TODD said...

Stunning photos,blog and adventures thanks for the tour

Samson said...

Amazing photos, love the second one a lot... nice capture :)

lisaschaos said...

I love love love the pelican!

Rebecca said...

my favorite is the white Pelican on the water because it's feels very peaceful.

storyteller said...

Marvelous collection of wonderful bird photos ... I appreciate your commentary and identifications too. Love the osprey ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Euroangel said...

amazing photos of these wonderful creatures.

Explore Germany said...

i also love nature like you do! thanks for the visit in my blogs.

Simply The Best said...

i see more photos of beautiful birds here!

so its come to this.. said...

Beautiful location! What lake is this? I love the birds too. Did you see my nest? Thanks for stopping by.

Pelican Cases said...

I agree with everyone else, and this page makes me jealous. So many beautiful birds are caught on film, and to see these while never having been to Yellowstone or any park of that stature, It makes me want to go right now. But honestly, this is a great blog and I love stopping by to see what new snapshots are up.Hopefully one day I will be able to send pictures that I took of Yellowstone back to you.