Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 327 - Australian Pelican

As some of you may know, I have been travelling for work for the last two weeks.  Thankfully I now have a bit of down time to catch up with life, do some washing and generally collapse in a heap!

A while ago (when I was still in Australia!) I found a group of Australian Pelicans (Pelecanus conspicillatus) loafing about on a jetty at Queenscliff, Victoria.

This is a jetty where fishermen regularly launch - and possibly more importantly - return from fishing. I think the birds were after a free lunch.  They got plenty of clicks, but no chips from me! (Sorry, I can't help myself sometimes).









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24 comments:

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos! I like the yellow around the eyes.

Marie Smith said...

Great close-ups, Stewart!

David Gascoigne said...

It is a magnificent bird, Stewart, and if I am not mistaken has the longest bill of any bird in the world.

Margaret Adamson said...

As you can see this week it let me LINK IN no problem, thank goodness. These images of the Pelicans are superb Stewart. Thanks for hosting. I hope you have a good week ahead.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
They are such magnificent - and photogenic - birds! YAM xx

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Splendid birds!!

Sharon Wagner said...

I'll be seeing Florida pelicans soon. I can't wait. Great photos.

Diane S said...

I love pelicans and these are fabulous shots. Well done. Have a good week. Diane

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Wonderful intimate portraits of these animated creatures!

Anu said...

Hello Stewart. Wonderful big bird. Great photos!

italiafinlandia said...

They are amazing birds and a bit funny!

Lea said...

Beautiful! Wonderful! Amazing Pelicans!

A Colorful World said...

Fantastic pelican shots, Stewart! It's unusual to get to see such close-ups!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They are such cool birds.

Chris Rohrer said...

Very nice pelicans!!! Just slightly different from our American Whites. Nice!

Beth said...

Wonderful birds! They have so much character. You took a great series of photos Stewart.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great pelican photos. But they look so unwieldy in flight.

Linda said...

Wonderful pelican portraits! I enjoyed seeing them.

Lady Fi said...

Fabulous shots!

Quite unusual to have snow in Somerset!!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Pelicans are one of my favorite shore birds to watch, which only happens when I' in Aruba...LOL!...:)JP

Nora said...

oh I think the Australians are the cutest then as far as Pelicans go. We have a Brown Pelican here now from California. Great Photos as always.

Wally Jones said...

Great images of a wonderful bird, Stewart! We're blessed with White and Brown species here near Florida's west coast.
Have a great week!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Cool pelicans ...they (their American cousins) always make me smile....especially when flying, they look prehistoric....easy to believe bird-dinosaur connection.

Emma said...

Great photos! It's always amazing to think these guys can fly - surely they're just too big, especially with those big bills!