Wednesday, June 27, 2012

World Bird Wednesday: Australian Pelican Antics

While out at Cleveland Point a few weeks ago (when the weather was nicer), I captured these Australian Pelicans. 


Has anyone seen my keys???

I found one of their behaviours rather interesting as I hadn't seen it before... so much so that I Googled it when I got home...
I have named this beak stretching behaviour "Pelican Party Trick". The National Geographic calls it Pelican yoga. It looks more like a teenage party trick to me....

I still can't find my keys...




And just incase I missed it the first time... he did his Party trick again...


There's that lady with the camera again...

As you were...


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17 comments:

CameraCruise said...

Wonderful photos of the cool birds.
Have a great day, Liz.
Mette

Ross said...

These are so great Liz! Such animated pictures. I might just have to Google them myself and find out a bit more.

TexWisGirl said...

you had me laughing out loud with the keys... :)

El rincón de Ceditas said...

Preciosas fotos de los pelicanos,, parece que tienen el pico pintado. Son geniales..
Un abrazo

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great series of shots of the pelican antics!

Sandra said...

pelicans are my most favorite birds of all. these are really great shots of them. they are like ours here in Florida but not. ours are called brown pelicans, yours are a little more colorful. so beautiful and thanks for sharing

Łucja-Maria said...

Australian Pelicans never heard about them.
The beautiful birds.
Excellent pictures.

Jo Princess Warrior said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G photos! Pelicans are so cool.

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pics! :)

mick said...

Great photos of the pelicans. They are always fun to watch and photograph. I hope you can see some more waders around Toorbul and Bribie Island. Check out the Kakadu Beach roost site on Bribie - the QWSG web site at waders.org.au has a full page about it.

Adam Jones said...

Very nice photos of the Pelicans. Lovely to see.

John said...

Amazing photos Liz!
I once got attacked by a Pelican (it was in a zoo, not a wild one!). Can`t look at one again without a `twinge` of pain!;)
J
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Misty Dawn Seidel said...

Great post full of fantastic photos!

Stasha said...

They are such characters!! Love it Liz, made me laugh.

GB said...

I can never see a pelican without thinking of Merritt's limerick:

A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican,
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week
But I'm damned if I see how the helican!

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! Great photos! I love pelicans! They have so much personality...

Antonio said...

Some great photos, wonderful post, I love pelicans

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