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Saturday, 31 May 2008

Another morning walk

Alison recently posted about a visitor to her backyard. I was totally amazed as I didn't have any idea that there were hedgehogs in New Zealand. She asked had anyone else been treated to a glimpse of nature....... these pelicans aren't in my back yard but it takes me about a minute to walk to the lake so they are pretty close.
At certain times of the year when the fish are plentiful there is a group of pelicans that seem to hunt together I took these photos about a month ago on my morning walk.

Morning walk 12/4/2008

They paddle along in the water and when they see some fish they seem to walk along the top of the water then dive their heads in under the water.

Morning walk 12/4/2008

Morning walk 12/4/2008

Morning walk 12/4/2008

Morning walk 12/4/2008

Morning walk 12/4/2008

They are quite successful this one is just about to swallow a fish.

Morning walk 12/4/2008

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This photo was taken on another day but I just love it.

Pelican aerobics.

Project 365


20 comments:

Candace said...

Great pictures. They are fascinating creatures.

Chookyblue...... said...

love the pics

crafty things said...

Great photos of pelicans. I love watching them land - great big skiers!!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Pelicans are such magestic looking birds! Lovely photos Leanne.

Jacquie said...

Girl, you take a "mean" picture! Wow!!! And as I said before, your walks are a joy to behold!

Jodie said...

Gorgeous photos - pelicans are so beautiful and peculiar all at once.

Alison Boon said...

Fantastic photos. Nature is so amazing

Sonnja said...

What a Lovely photos!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
from the Netherlands

Cicero Sings said...

Cool pelican shots! We have pelicans here but I have never seen them. On my wish list.

Kris said...

Yes! Great photos. I love it when we see pelicans flying high in the sky in summer. They are so distictive you know straight away that they couldn't be anything other than pelicans.

periwinkle said...

Lovely pics, I saw a pelican quite close when I was in Cyprus and was surprised at just how big they are.. Thanks for your comments on my quilt too
Lisa x

Stina said...

Love your photos ...Have never seen a pelican IRL...so thanks for showing the wonderful pictures...

Jean C. said...

Great Pictures! I especially like the Pelican Aerobics! I'm certain, that if it had been me I would have fallen on my face! Have a great day! Jean C.

Grazia said...

Pelicans doing aerobics....they seems to be so relaxed....
Great pictures Leanne!!!!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wonderful photos and wonderful birds! Lucy x

Mad about Craft said...

How wonderful to have these in your 'back yard'!!!

Mishka said...

Wow, thanks for sharing these pictures. I had no idea what a "real" pelican looked like or how it acted outside of a zoo. Their beaks are huge.

Mishka
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nicolette said...

Wonderful pictures Leanne! The aerobic picture is an encouraging one!

quiltygal said...

hehe wouldn't be much of a date I'm afraid....apart from the fact he's desexed( shhhh dont tell him he doesn't know) he's the most anti-social dog to others. We used to take him to doggy park but the stress was too much,he ignores small dogs but I was forever detatching him from rotties & huskies!!! I never felt like a bad mum with my kids in social situations (well maybe once when Kayla bit another child!) but with him!!! he has to have his nails cut under sedation!!
Claire
ps but I still love him:)
pps send me a pic of your girls you never know? hehe

Lesley said...

Gorgeous photos Leanne! It must be wonderful to have such fabulous wild birds on yoru doorstep.

xxx