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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Confident Pelican

Today while walking on the HB pier the weather was sunny yet gloomy as I tried out my Christmas gift, a Nikon D60, along with my ole P80. I was surprised by this confident pelican that was sitting on the guardrail. I think this is a California Brown.

Many people gathered, watched and took photographs. One guy even tried to give the bird a french fry. And I am glad that it did not eat it. Birds should not eat processed food folks!

This inquisitive and calm pelican just watched us. The eyes are so beautiful and innocent. The feathers looked so soft and lovely. And the bill was tough.

But what I loved most of all was the silver-gray feet! Wow, the shine and the texture was amazing. Good-bye my friend and I hope we meet again!


  1. Great close up photo of pelicans. By coincidence, I am running a series of photos of pelicans in flight on my Daily Photo the last two days and tomorrow. I see pelicans up close on the pier at Dana Point when I visit there, but in Costa Rica we see lines of them flying by in formation up and down the beach, but they do not land where we are, so I do not see them up close.

  2. Lovely photos.
    Happy new Year to you:)

  3. Beautiful captures of a beautiful bird Lenora.
    Must be a great thrill to see such a bird like that in the wild.

  4. Nice shots of the Pelican. I love those birds too and I have a lot of pictures in my archives.

    I wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and a lot of good photographic opportunities.


  5. Dave, Joo, Keith and Susanne - thanks for the nice comments! This pelican was beyond cute! Wishing everyone a safe New year!!


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