Thursday, 14 March 2013

SkyWatch Friday - Pelican Flyby

As I mentioned in an earlier post I spent last Saturday walking around the edge of Mud Islands in Port Phillip Bay.  There were not many times when we could not see birds on the wing - or at least in the distance.

Its been a busy week - so here are some Australian Pelicans making the sky look as if they own it - which of course they may well do!




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Enjoy the skies.



35 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cool captures of the Pelicans in flight! Happy Skywatching, Stewart!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots!

Leena said...

Really enjoyable to see them flying on the blue sky and so free and beautifully!

Carole M. said...

oh great captures Stewart, squaring them up in the lens isn't easy when they're on the move like that; well done!

Marcia said...

Neat photos as always. I have a memory of seeing pelicans in Yellowstone Park but my memory may be faulty because as I think of that it doesn't make sense.

Karen said...

Fabulous!!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures, lovely blue skies and beautiful birds!! Fabulous indeed!! Have a great weekend, Stewart!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I love seeing the pelicans fly! These are wonderful and show that lovely black feathering on the ends of their wings. You think at first that the pelican is all white until they fly. So awesome. Sorry you've been super busy. Hope things settle down soon.

TexWisGirl said...

really cool flight shots!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Amazing shots as always sir. I love pelicans!

Mama Zen said...

Awesome shots!

Marie said...

One never gets to see pelicans up close. They are really lovely birds when you look at them closely...like sculptures!

DIMI said...

Hi Stewart!!Great captures!!Wonderful pictures!!Lovely blue skies and beautiful birds!!
Hope you have a lovely day!
Dimi..

HansHB said...

Great post for SWF!

Genie Robinson said...

I think you must have been up there in the sky with the pelicans :-) What great shots and what magnificent birds. genie

Antonina said...

Fantastic shot!

pattisjarrett said...

Nice shots. It does look like they own the sky.

Tammy said...

Awesome shots, Stewart! I've been watching some beautiful White Pelicans passing through the skies here:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such excellent flight shots against that beautiful blue sky. I wouldn't argue with those birds about owning the sky!)

Kateri said...

Oh, my gosh, those are gorgeous birds--and such beautiful photos.

Carletta said...

Stewart these are amazing flight shots! Well done!

Liz said...

Cool shots! Happy sky watching.

My sky.

Erika Price said...

Great pelican shots - somehow they manage to look quite elegant in the air! My ex-in-laws had a place on Phillip Island, and we used to spend time at Red Rocks beach!

Stuart Price said...

Nice BIFs!

Ken Schneider said...

It's amazing how such ungainly-looking birds can be so graceful when soaring in the sky.

bellybytes said...

Amazing! I've never seen pelicans except in a picture book!

Arti said...

These are wonderful captures of the birds flying freely in the sky.
Have a lovely weekend Stewart :)

JDS said...

Fantastic pictures! Capturing birds in flight, with clarity, is always such a treat.

It is hard for a non-Aussie to fathom somebody considering trading a kangaroo sighting for an armadillo sighting, but if you are serious, you need to find a way to visit this southeastern-most of the United States. Armadillos are so common here that most people think of them as a nuisance (even though they aren't)!

Arija said...

Don't you just love the way pelicans smile? They must be the most contented birds on earth.

Kerri said...

Oh Stewart .... they are one of my favorite birds (aren't they all) but I rarely get to see them! Awesome captures!

nature ramblings said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Shirley said...

Wow..I love these photo's. One can almost feel the wind as they fly the skies..beautiful pictures..

veredit - isabella kramer said...

Breathtaking images !!!

Pat Tillett said...

I love Pelicans! They have great personalities. I also love watching them soar...

NatureFootstep said...

great in flight shots of teh pelikans. :)