Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A morning with some pelicans

Goin fishing!

Gotta mouthful of fish.

Cruizin for fish.

What a headrush!

Snoozin time.

Flyby in the big city.

"Yuck, that fish gives me the burps."

Gotta itch.

Another mouthful.

One of the best things about the St. Petersburg Pier is all of the pelicans. You can buy bait fish and feed them yourself and have your picture made doing it but it's more fun to watch them dive for fish. There's always a few crashing into the water head first. The docks are full of pelicans sleeping, yawning and scratching. They live their lives in full view for everyone to watch. I saw 2 pelicans sharing a pole and kept rubbing beaks. I'm guessing they're a couple. I didn't see any real hanky pank going on but baby season is over for a while. The closer it got to lunchtime the less they were feeding and most of them were settling down for a mid-day nap.


  1. I love pelicans! They are great!
    Sadly we do not have them in Switzerland..
    Great pictures!

  2. lovely set! definitely don't get to see them here on the pond, but do get to see some flocks on the larger lakes migrating thru!

  3. They are amazing and always make me smile:)
    Love your post!

  4. Excellent pictures, I love your blog very much, it reminds me of my own experience in San Diego a few weeks ago! See:

    Best regards,

  5. these are just wonderful. i am soooo happy i found you, you share the most amazing photo's!!

  6. Dina, Super cool shots! I have always had a thing for Pelicans. Makes we want to visit that pier.:)

  7. What fabulous pelican captures, Dina. There's something in them — the feather detail, perhaps, I'm not sure — that reminds me of photos by Klaus. Wow!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  8. Excellent photographs.

    Regards and best wishes