Tuesday, December 9, 2014

American White Pelican

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am sharing the American White Pelican.. It is one of North America's largest birds. The Pelicans remind me of a prehistoric bird.


A view of the Pelican's white and black wings..


Both  the White and Brown Pelicans are another one of my favorite birds..Groups of Pelicans have been known to work together to herd fish..




A side look at the Pelican's pouch. They use the pouch to scoop up fish..


We saw a lot of White Pelicans during our Outer Banks, NC visit. But, the Brown Pelicans out numbered most of the birds we saw.. In the Outer Banks there is a place called Pelican Island. A known Brown Pelican rookery that began in the 1980's. Between 500-1500 Brown Pelican fledglings can emerge from this rookery.


Another view of the Pelican's huge wing span..  I hope you enjoyed my Pelican post..   Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

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  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

64 comments:

✿ chica said...

Que belos pelicanos!Adoro ver! Ótimo dia! bjs, chica

Sue said...

Hubby and I have spent many enjoyable times watching these huge birds. Always a fine time....they are my favorites.
Have a great week, Eileen

DeniseinVA said...

Love your photos of these white pelicans. Beautiful birds with their big yellow beaks. Have a great day!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

gorgeous wings ... lovely shots. so beautiful!! the waters are so so blue. have a great Tuesday. ( :

Ileana said...

:) What beautiful birds!
Have a nice day!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of the different Pelicans. So beautiful !
Best regards, Synnöve

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Hi Eileen, thanks for stopping by my blog. I have a granddaughter 22 in January.

I looked your post. Pelicans are a favorite. Dianne

Bethany Carson said...

Enjoyed the photos of the pelicans; they remind me of a few years back when we had a lot of them at Pine Lake State Park.

Linda Kay said...

Unusual bird, isn't it? I love to see them flying along a beach.

Chris Rohrer said...

This definitely a very cool bird. It's making a comeback in many parts of our country and that's encouraging. Wonderful sightings and what a beautiful area!

Cranberry Morning said...

I don't think I've ever seen a pelican 'in person.' What a beautiful and interesting bird!

TexWisGirl said...

such cool birds, indeed!

Mary Hone said...

They are a goofy cumbersome looking bird.

Linda W. said...

What a cool bird! Nice photos.

Crafty Green Poet said...

great photos, I love the pelican's beak pouch

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wonderful pictures of the Pelicans!Great captures!
Such beautiful birds!Thank you for sharing!Have a lovely week!
Dimi...

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They are so neat.

I'm really ticked we never see any of them around Tampa.

theflutteringleaf said...

Beautiful birds Eileen, great captures.

Andrew Fulton said...

I don't get them over here... many thanks for sharing.

Margaret Adamson said...

these are lovely birds and very impressive in flight.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the beautiful Pelicans, and they scoop up their food, fantastic Eileen.

Debbie said...

ohhh they are just sooo cool looking!!!!

Christian Weiß said...

Majestic birds and wonderful photos.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I adore the pelicans - we had the white ones in N. California and they have them in Seattle - just 90 miles south of here - but none up here - I can't figure that out. I loved to see them flying low over the water. Your photos are fabulous!

Ailime said...

Olá Eileeen, fotos fantásticas!
Não conhecia esse pelicano!
Há muitos anos vi alguns em Portugal, mas na verdade são mais pequenos e enocntram-se em charcos!
Belas capturas!
Abraços,
Ailime

Our photos said...

Beautiful bird !

Lady Lilith said...

The pelican is such a pretty bird.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful pelican shots!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I haven't seen a pelican in 20 years!!!
Thanks for sharing yours.

Missy George said...

Love your birds..great pictures..

NatureFootstep said...

the pelicans bill looks very red in the side/back light :) Cool!
whishing you a great week.

Brian King said...

Great photos! The deep blue water is beautiful with the white pelicans!

Happyone said...

Wow, they have some pretty big beaks!!
NICE photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are so amazing! I still can't believe we saw so many of them in Oregon ... that was totally unexpected.

We see more of the brown ones here in Florida -- only occasionally the whites. I always think the brown ones are like clowns, while the white ones are more graceful. And you are right, both seem rather prehistoric.

Pat said...

Pelicans are such interesting birds.

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the pelicans.

Debby Ray said...

Absolutely stunning photos of these lovely pelicans!

Cloudia said...

What fun hanging with you and your fascinating friends, E




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Felicia said...

they really are beautiful birds and large too.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, I always enjoy your blog posts --and today's post about the White Pelicans is great. We take pelicans for granted sometimes, don't we? I think the white ones are so much prettier than the brown ones --but they really are gorgeous birds, all of them. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

They look like jetliners!
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Jen said...

They really do look prehistoric. I think I spy a swan in the photos, too.

Kathie Brown said...

Pelicans are amazing birds! Nice shots, Eileen. I think they look prehistoric as well. Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog! I am glad you had fun on the outer banks!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen.
Beautiful series of images of the pelican.
With the blue waters are my favorite.

Joyful said...

Very nice photos of the pelican. I believe I've only seen them once and that was in Kenya! I took a lot of photos :-)

Betty Manousos said...

i always love seeing your birds, eileen! gorgeous shots of the pelicans.

big hugs~

EG CameraGirl said...

They look prehistoric to me too. I really NEED to travel to North Carolina to see these fascinating birds!

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Great pictures! Pelican are so pretty, I didn't know they had a little black under their wings.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty!!! What a difference a day makes, tho...some on dark gray water, while on another day the blue water is intense.

Indrani said...

They look gorgeous! I like the lonely one in blue water. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What great photos! I love pelicans as well. They are such interesting birds. So glad to visit you again today and wish you a Merry Christmas! :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos of these huge birds. Have a great week, Eileen.

The happy wanderer. said...

Pelicans are such interesting birds, and wonderful to watch in the air especially. I enjoyed this post.

CountryMouse said...

I love pelicans too, they are such a strange looking bird. I didn't know there were brown and white ones. We've only got 'white' ones I think.

Mama Zen said...

They've always looked prehistoric to me, too.

Rambling Woods said...

I love how they look as though they shouldn't be able to take off and fly with those huge bills.... Michelle

bettyl-NZ said...

Ever since seeing one on Flipper (many years ago), I've wanted to see a pelican for myself. Your photos are as close as I will probably get and they are awesome!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; How impressive seeing pelicans we have in my city park and know they work together to herd fish♡♡♡ Yes, huge wing span they have, don't they(*^_^*)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*



Lynne said...

Wonderful Pelican sights . . .

Marie said...

Great post! Love the beautiful photos of these birds and the info!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Outstanding photographs of the big white pelicans! So lovely. Have a fantastic Friday tomorrow!

Stewart M said...

I really like pelicans - they are so big!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

David Gascoigne said...

Pelicans do look a tad prehistoric don't they? But they are oh so graceful in flight.

Red Nomad OZ said...

I LOVE Pelicans! Our Aussie ones are Black AND White so it's a bit strange to see a pure white one, but other than that they look very similar! Have a great week!

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