Tuesday, February 14, 2017

American White Pelican

Hello,

Happy Valentine's Day



I always enjoy seeing the American White Pelican. Since being in Florida, I have been able to see these pelicans in various wildlife refuges and at our local lake. The pelicans are one of my favorite birds, I just love the way they look. Here are some of my photos from various places in Florida.

White Pelicans seen at Lake Morton, Lakeland Florida. The White Pelican likes to nest in colonies on freshwater lakes.



White Pelicans on our local lake. Unlike the Brown Pelican the White Pelican does not dive for it's food. The White Pelican catches it's food white swimming and eats more than 4 pounds of food in a day.


The White Pelicans come together in large groups where they can corral the fish to feed on. The photo below was taken at the Viera Wetlands near Vero Beach.




White Pelicans seen at Ding Darling NWR





The White Pelican seen at Pelican Island NWR.


One day, I was able to catch these White Pelicans flying over our house.




I hope you enjoyed my White Pelican photos and post. Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

50 comments:

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos of the White Pelikans! I love these big birds.

Happy Valentine and Happy Tuesday!

Mildred said...

Very beautiful white pelican photos. Amazing that you captured them flying over your house, too.
Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Sue said...

You captured some terrific shots of my favorite!
Lucky you getting to be so close to them. We always see them in Alma, NE at the Harlan resevoir when they migrate through--what a sight, but they always seem to be at the OPPOSITE side of the lake. Isn't that always the case...........

Karen said...

These pelicans are really beautiful, Eileen. Happy Valentine's Day.

✿ chica said...

Muito lindo de ver,adorei mais essa oportunidade que nos trazes! bjs, chica

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh yes, I'm a fan of pelicans - of all varieties! Hope your Valentine is hugging you sweetly this day! YAM xx

Stewart M said...

Pelicans are just so great! And big!

Cheers - Stewart M - New Delhi, India (!)

Giga said...

Beautiful birds and it's nice to see them so much. Happy valentine's day.

Sandra said...

I love the first photo and my first thought is a male with his harem waiting for him to find food. but then I read the way they feed and I guess he was just watching water TV

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen, wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day.

Lovely pictures of the white pelicans, especially like the one of them flying, they look so graceful in flight.

All the best Jan

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Ding Darling . . . cool name

Nice shots

and a happy Valentine's day to you

magnoliasntea said...

The White Pelicans are such beautiful birds, and your photos are just amazing.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Tracey Grumbach said...

Birding in Florida is the best. Wish I could get back down there. I love watching pelicans dive into the water to scoop up fish. They are awkward and graceful at the same time.

Liz said...

A beautiful bird for sure!

Christine said...

These are super shots of the white pelicans! A lovely moment to capture them flying overhead!
Have a wonderful Valentines's Day!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics.
Greetings :))

Cloudia said...

What a fabulous show you gave us! You are my valentine Eileen :)

Karen S. said...

What charming moments you've captured for us!

Jeevan said...

They are absolutely graceful in white and you captured some gorgeous images on them. Here we mostly get to see spot-billed pelicans

Happy Valentine's Day

A Colorful World said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you as well! Wonderful white pelican photos! And thanks so much for hanging in there with me....I'm not getting as many comments as I used to! I appreciate those who are so faithful. I think part of my issues may be with my computer, so I am going to wait before I try doing a new blog. Have a great week!

Suzanne Prickett said...

You did get some fabulous shots of the Pelicans! How amazing to see them in groups...they are beautiful. Thank you for sharing the lovely white Pelicans! Happy Valentine's Day to you, Eileen!

Betsy Adams said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones. We are enjoying this special day in Arkansas at our special little cabin on the mountain!

I always love seeing all of the different birds you share with us on FB and blogs.... The white ones are always so pretty.
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda said...

Gorgeous photos of these magnificent birds, Eileen! Happy Valentine's Day to you. :)

Tom said...

...such a pretty sight.

Phil Slade said...

How can we not like pelicans now? Great photos Eileen. I hope you and hubby have a very special Valentine's Day!

Linda W. said...

What a cool bird! I'll bet it was exciting to see such a big flock.

RedPat said...

I love your pelican pics, Eileen! Happy Valentine's Day!

happyone said...

Love those pelicans.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Ces oiseaux sont magnifiques ;-)
Céline & Philippe

krishna said...

lovely pelican.. they are snow white.. Happy Valentine's Day..

Lynne said...

Lovely to see "the white " in all this red today . . .
Only you can make it happen . . .

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

Lovely shots of these pelicans and Happy Valentines Day to you :) I always feel a little warmer in the winter viewing these Florida photos.

Lois said...

I love them too and you got some wonderful pictures. Love seeing them fly over like that!

Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Eileen, so lovely to see all those beautiful white pelicans - they're pretty as a picture when seeing them flocked together! You always have such lovely birds for us to enjoy. Happy Valentines to you too :D)

Michelle said...

They are quite beautiful all clustered together.

Martin Kloess said...

That was quite a show. Thank you

weekend-windup said...

Happy Valentine's day. White is a beautiful color, when you see anything in white it will look beautiful:)

The Yum List said...

Lovely pics.

Anu said...

Hello Eileen! Gorgeous photos! White pelican are so great bird!

jandi said...

Beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! <3

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Estão fantásticas estas belas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar || Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa || Livros-Autografados

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of this beautiful and pretty bird. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Bob Bushell said...

White Pelicans are the best, beautiful images Eileen.

Debbie said...

WoW!!! how gorgeous!!! awesome captures, belated happy valentines day!!!

SweetMarie said...

you're making me miss Florida. :) I see your Cedar Waxwing on your side board, gorgeous. I had never seen one until we moved here to Cary, NC. They look like they're wearing a mask and I find them so attractive.
hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!
-Marie

NatureFootstep said...

you would think it should be tricky with the beaks when the birds are so close in a group. But what a lovely sight.

Rose said...

Oh, I so love pelicans, too! I don't know why, but they fascinate me.

Helma said...

Jaaaa ...... that's great. Pelicans we only see in a zoo in the Netherlands. flying at you and they just live in the wild. Wonderful to see!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're pretty. I always think of them being the beautiful ones and the brown pelicans being the clowns! We loved watching white pelicans herding fish on our lake in Oregon.

Rambling Woods said...

What a wonderful bird!

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