Monday, August 20, 2018

The American White Pelican -- Goofy or Grand?

The American White Pelican is an absolutely gorgeous bird. Some may differ with that phrase, but I happen to love them. Yes,those huge bills give them a bit of a goofy look, but seeing them soar in the sky is simply majestic.
Come with me to Lockport,Manitoba and let's watch these birds for a short while.


Coming in for a landing, touch down has just been made.


It was a rather hot day, when I was there so I am assuming that the birds held their wings slightly raised in order to cool off.That is simply a guess so if someone wants to correct me,I am waiting to hear from you.


A small island seemed to hold some special attraction to these birds.


It is about time to make that long, almost two hour, drive back home. But wait, this kind of beauty just begs to be captured, so I make a quick stop to get a few shots. The river is the Red River,which makes it's way north into Manitoba from the US.


Along the way,I also spotted this church and it's lovely steeple. I thought it was quite lovely in the late afternoon light.

Who knows where our next travels will take us too? I only hope you will plan to join me.

Something To Think About:
Praise God! Praise You, Lord, for the wonder of the earth You created.

15 comments:

  1. I always enjoy traveling with you to see the many great views that nature has to offer. Such beauty in your part of the world...

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  2. I have never seen a white pelican, only brown ones at our beaches, but I have always thought they were amazing birds...grand, not goofy at all. Beautiful photos!

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  3. Awesome! I too like white pelicans! Even during breeding season when their beaks grow horns)

    Beautiful lake!

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  4. I think the white pelican quite grand. We have the brown ones down here.

    I love the photo of the Red River with the beautiful reflections. Thanks for sharing all of that beauty that surrounds you.

    FlowerLady

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  5. My favorite bird is the pelican, no matter the color. these are so beautiful and I did not know there are Angel Pelicans, I see one hovering over the other pelicans on that tiny island... super shots! and the reflections photo of Red River is gorgeous.

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  6. I'll gladly take a trip with you at any time. You got some great pictures of the pelicans, but I really enjoyed your photos you got on your trip home. The reflections in the river are gorgeous, as is the steeple.

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  7. it was such a treat to view your images ruth. we don't have pelicans in this area and i really enjoyed seeing these beautiful captures!!!

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  8. The one shot looks like the one pelican is conducting the others in a song! So cute.

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  9. Lovely shots! I think they are grand.

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  10. This is a beautiful and unique steeple. I always enjoy seeing pelicans, because there are none here. You did a wonderful job of action photography!

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  11. Differently GRAND Ruth. Love the reflections image

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  12. i love the shot of them all bunched together ... neat! can you believe it is almost Sept? time is flying by. i say that over and over don't i? i was trying to think of something to pick on ya about ...but today ... i am not thinking of anything?? so i will just say howdie there! hope u r good ... can't wait to see what you do for Sept on your blog, that is always fun. so must rain around here. we have had some flooding ... some piling up logs and debris that the area construction folks will have to get rid of around our area bridge ...so that shows ya how much rain we have been getting! take care. ( ;

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  13. I think they are gorgeous birds too and you wonderful pictures prove it. : )

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  14. You got some wonderful captures of the pelicans. So many all in one spot!

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  15. How beautiful in the sunlight! Thank you for sharing! So great!

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Ruth