Sunday, November 20, 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Australasian Pelican

Busy week ahead – so, posts are going up early!

Here we have two Australasian Pelicans – count the legs if you missed the sleeping one in the front!

I can only assume that the bird with its beak open is getting a drink – it really was throwing down with rain at the time! It would wait a few minutes in this position, close its beak, give its head a good shake and they open up again! Maybe it had eaten some bad fish!

You can find more birds from around the world at World Bird Wednesday.

You can also see the most recent post on my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention picture on the RHS of the screen.

Enjoy the birds.

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh wow! would have totally missed that there were 2 there!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Great catch with the beak open like that!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome capture and sighting.

Andrew said...

A wonderful capture...so lovely to see.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's just gargeling!

Magia da Inês said...

❤ Olá!...
Passei para conhecer o seu blog.
As fotografias são maravilhosas.
º° ♥ Boa semana, amigo!
Beijinhos.
º°❤ Brasil

Debbie said...

what a great "pose", you clicked at just the right moment!!

i would have never seen 2. it is funny how they sleep/rest, it does not look comfortable!!

CameraCruise said...

Wow, what a great shot!
I missed that there were two there too.
Have a great day.

JDS said...

Great picture! I would never have noticed that was a pair if you hadn't pointed it out.

mick said...

Great photo. Pelicans are always fun to watch and to photograph.

heyBJK said...

That's cool, Stewart! I didn't realize there was another pelican there. The open beak on the other bird draws your attention. Nice "trick" photo!

holdingmoments said...

That's quite a mouth he has lol

One said...

The beak is huge in comparison to its body. Hope the rain flush out or flush in the bad fish.

Your photo is awesome! Love it!

Liz said...

Great image, Stewart! Love it!!

Gary said...

Beautiful Birds. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Springman said...

I did have to count legs and I'll take your word there is not a four legged pelican in Australia.
Nice one Stewart!

bailey-road.com said...

What a wonderful pose you caught that Pelican in. The sleeping one didn't know he was missing his chance at fame on WBW!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

guess there's nothing quite like the rain for a thirst-quencher. Too much of the salty stuff just isn't good for the digestion

Haddock said...

right enough, I did not believe till I counted the legs :-)