Friday, 27 May 2016

Pelican Sky

These were taken while ago - but I am always amazed that a bird this big can fly!

These birds are Australasian Pelican, gliding in to land on Port Phillp Bay.



You can find more sky shots at Sky Watch Friday.  SM

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

such heavy-bodied birds to attain flight. :)

Nathalie H.D. said...

Pelicans are fun birds to photograph. I used to have plenty around when I lived on the central coast of NSW - the pelican feeding at The Entrance is a must-see.

Alexander said...

Indeed. It's amazing how these birds attain flight. Quick fingers to capture these beautiful shots while the birds are flying.

Have a good weekend!

Alexander
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genie said...

Mr. and Mrs Pelican look to be flying in perfect formation. They are so big. It is amazing how they can fly. Their bills are so impressive.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

They look graceful in flight, but I'll bet they expend a lot of energy to get off the ground!

Linda W. said...

Nice captures of the pelicans in flight!

Anu said...

They look so great. Wonderful photos.

Rhodesia said...

You would think their beaks would make them top heavy but in fact they seem perfectly balanced. Nature has its way. Have a good weekend Diane

Fun60 said...

The pelicans in Australia seemed so much bigger than others I had seen. I am never ceased to be amazed at the wonders of the natural world. I can't work out how to get a paper aeroplane to fly!

eileeninmd said...

Love the pelicans in flight, great captures. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Great captures Stewart!:) These miniture Jumbo jets must have great strength in their wings. I wish I could see them taking off.

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a great week-end!
Lea

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I used to have such VIVID dreams about flying. Haven't had one in a long time, but my eyes still follow the birds with envy.

Liz said...

I too find the Pelican's ability to fly quite remarkable!

Lady Fi said...

Wonderful shots.

Missy George said...

Lovely shots Stewart..They are huge birds..I guess their wings are strong and big enough to do the job!!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Mama Zen said...

These are so gorgeous!

edenhills said...

Great captures! We sometimes have pelicans stop on a nearby marsh when they are migrating. Amazing birds to see.

Pat Tillett said...

Nice photos! I love watching pelicans soar just above the water. They have a pretty large wingspan which must help keep all that size in the air.