Welcome. - I'm sitting at the computer the other night when the phone rings. I answer it and my niece is on the other end asking me if I remembered last year when she told me about the Pelicans showing up near her house and if I still wanted to take pictures of them because they were back again.
I couldn't pass that up so off I went with Coleen and my mom to see the Pelicans.
So for Wild Bird Wednesday
I bring you the invasion of the Pelicans. I keep wanting to call them Penguins for some weird reason.
Here's my first view of them: Click to enlarge photos.
There were about 40-50 of these Pelican's all spread out across one of the spillways in Mill Creek. My niece's property is very near the creek so they get to see all kinds of birds there.
Here you can see them all lined up and a bicyclist riding on the trail on the other side of the creek.
Same grouping, no cyclist in the shot.
Here the Pelicans have noticed me and started swimming back up stream.
I love this shot. I just find their beaks so fascinating to look at.
A lone one off from the rest of the Pelicans (but not for long) and you will notice a black bird flying past the pelican although it's blurred.
Here they appear to be trying to decide if they want to swim down the spillway or just stay where they are.
They caught a lot of people's attention for sure. Here a woman watches from the other side.
Coleen got in on the act taking pictures of them so I snapped a shot of her.
Pelicans weren't the only birds there that day.
I caught a "glimpse" of a head in the reeds just about the area where the Pelicans were and then it emerged ever so briefly from the reeds.
A Heron was also present and some other birds flying around that I have no clue as to what they were.
Just before we left I snapped this shot of some ducks swimming further down from the Pelicans.
All in all it was quite a thrill to see that many Pelicans in one spot. My niece says they show up every year and hang around for about 2 months and then they disappear until the following year.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing them as much as I did.