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:

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

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  2. Wonderful shots!

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

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

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  5. 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.

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

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  7. 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.

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  8. Amazing shots as always sir. I love pelicans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. Stewart these are amazing flight shots! Well done!

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  17. Cool shots! Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

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  18. 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!

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

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

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

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  22. 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)!

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

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

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

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

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  27. great in flight shots of teh pelikans. :)

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