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Monday, April 28, 2014

Pelicans Are Back



14 comments:

  1. I did not know you were living near the sea! (or a lake?..)

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    1. There are hundreds of lakes in this part of the country. These lakes were created by the last glacial ice age that gouged them out. I live about as far from the sea as is possible. We are close to Minnesota, the land of 1,000 lakes.

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    2. Which makes a lot of lakes! Thank you for the explanation!

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  2. Oh nice work TFG, pelicans in flight are on my wish list :)

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  3. Beautiful shots, sign of Spring?
    Here we have "only" swallows...

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    1. Yes, the return of the Pelicans is a sign of spring. I think they winter in Texas or Mexico. Their flight in the air looks effortless, but they struggle to take off and "run" across the water for some distance while flapping hard.

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  4. Love these shots! I didn't know they came that far north either.

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  5. In the first photo the black bird flying next to the pelican is a cormorant. Didn't know pelicans and cormorants flew together.

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  6. They are so graceful looking when they glide close to the water.

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  7. thanks for a rare look, for me any way!

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  8. They are not all up with you. Many have decided to stay with me until I go north.

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