Tuesday, November 04, 2008

P is for Pelican in ABC Wednesday


According to Wikipedia:

A pelican is a large water bird with a distinctive pouch under the beak, belonging to the bird family Pelecanidae.
And furthermore:
They occur mostly in warm regions, though breeding ranges reach 45° south (Australian Pelican, P. conspicillatus) and 60° North.
Since I live at 60 degrees North, I had to go to a park in London to catch this one.



Today's post is part of the the third round of ABC Wednesday. The founder, Denise Nesbitt, has changed the rules to make the system more practical. There is now a no-comment blog where you can post a copy or short version of your post with a link-back to your original post for the full version and comments. Scanning through this no-comment blog will give you lots of Plenty of Ps (Oh dear...)! She has also set up a site where you can log on via Mr. Linky if you want to do that.

35 comments:

ArneA said...

With the climate changes the bird will soon be on your doorstep

Petrus said...

Great photo - good choice for P

ellen b. said...

What a great photo of the pelican! I can never get that close...

Ackworth Born said...

ah the pelican
a bird whose beak
can hold more food
than what its belly can

not my poem but remembered from E C Bentley's book of birds.

Petunia said...

Du henger med på ABC'n fortsatt! Jeg ga meg etter en runde. Men det kan jo være jeg henger meg på igjen en gang da. Egentlig skulle jeg ønske meg en norsk ABC da. Kjenner du noen som gidder å dra i gang noe slikt???
;)

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

I was just thinking, how the heck did you get a pelican where you live?!? Then I read on.. ahh!
I'd be very surprised to see one here!

It is currently snowing here!
Old man winter has hit the Rocky Mountains. Let the penguins loose! =)
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Reader Wil said...

Ah Runee, this is a real pelican! The pelicans I showed last week in CC were further away.Yours is magnificent. Thanks for showing.

Aileni said...

There are Pelikan Inks also.
The Minox was/is considerably smaller but it's price was beyond me.

Miss_Yves said...

Graet photo!
In franch litterature,"Le Pélican" is a famous poem of Musset, this bird is the symbol of fatherhood...
Miss Yves
PS A vote ?
what kind of vote except the vote in USA ?

leslie said...

Great shot! How far away were you from the pelican? Looks like you were pretty close!

Katney said...

We have a flock of white pelicans which summer in the Yakima River. We get rare glimpses of them from the freeway. They arrive about the middle of March and it is hard to tell when they go south again.

What I find most interesting is that they congregate in groups. You do not see one flying solo as some other birds do. You might see the entire flock of 20-30 birds, or a smaller goup of three or four. When you see them in the air they fly in formation--as precise as the Blue Angels.

I've rarely seen them alone on the river either.

marLou said...

Great shot!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I do like this post and this pelican. I like it a lot.

Bear Naked said...

My husband and I will always remember the first time we saw a Pelican.
It was in Cozumel, Mexico thirteen years ago.
We unfortunately did not have our camera handy right at that moment but have since taken many Pelican Photos whenever we again visit Mexico.

Bear((( )))

photowannabe said...

Glad you explained how you got the pelican shot. I was wondering how it got there.
I love all the detail in this picture.

babooshka said...

I only get tp photograph these in the wildlife park, or when one escapes. Very majestic image

Island Rambles Blog said...

That is a great capture...we do not get the pelicans here as we are so far north. cheers.

Anemone said...

Ha!! Dette kan være transportmidlet for min til tider irriterende idiot doktor !! YES :-)

Men sitter her faktisk å undrer på om dette egentlig er en vakker skapning....

Gordon said...

a great shot of a pelican. I posted Pelican in round 2.

Liz said...

Great photo. I thought pelicans were cold country birds so i have learned from this. thank you.

evlahos said...

great capture. i would like to know what is in his mind. maybe he wonder about american election

Greyscale Territory said...

You have captured an amazing view of this pelican with its feathers all beautifully fluffed! Gorgeous!

naturglede said...

Flott pelikan. Et riktig blinkskudd må jeg si.

Jay said...

A fascinating bird - and a lovely photo!

I can never work out how they can fly with a beak full of fish!

{i}Post said...

What a beautiful and unusual bird! Nice capture for the letter P!

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mrsnesbitt said...

Fantastic capture Rune. I am always fascinated to see pelicans eat fish! So amusing!

AphotoAday said...

Bigger than a turkey...

PERBS said...

Such a wonderful photo of a pelican! You caught that one beautifully!

Granny Smith said...

A beautiful photo of my favorite bird. I'm sorry you couldn't see pelicans in formation skimming just above the surface of the water.

becky voyles said...

LOVE the pelican! great shot!

kml said...

I have never seen one in person. I like your photo - he looks like he just had a bath!

TSannie said...

Love to watch pelicans skim the water.

You picked on of my favorite words for ABC Wed.!
Very good photo, BTW.

Rebeckah said...

Oh so pretty! Love your Pelican! Hope your week is filled with precious moments!

R.E.II™ said...

What a coincidence, I was just about to ask whether you have any photo's of seagulls? The Pelican photo is amazing!

antigoni said...

I love these birds. We have in Greece a famous pelican and we call him Peter.