Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pelican Take-Off

I am linking up to Anni's The Bird D-Pot today which you can find if you click here.  I am also linking up with Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday which you can find here.

The Dockside Restaurant is on Lynhaven Inlet and at the back is a working Marina that attracts many water birds.  You can see a map of their location here if you are interested.  Besides the usual Seagulls which I always love, there were also Pelicans and Red-breasted Mergansers.   These Mergansers were a first for me.  I have seen Hooded Mergansers but not for a couple of years and not nearly as close as these were, that other sighting was just a blip in the distance.  We had a great view of all the birds, and we were delighted with the show that they put on.  Very entertaining!










Lift-Off!

31 comments:

  1. I very much like these shots! I have never seen a pelican but would really like to. These are wonderful action photos.

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  2. these are great! love the beautiful brown pelicans! your shots are wonderful!

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  3. Great pictures, Denise. I love watching birds as they take off. You captured that pelican's flight really well.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. Wow - those are amazing shots!

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  5. Ooooh. How wonderful. Thankyou so much.

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  6. Gorgeous photography, Denise! Those birds are so beautiful.

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  7. Ohhhhhhhhhh, excellent series Denise. I love to watch them, they look so clumsy and yet can be so beautiful and graceful in everything they do.

    [since you had a problem linking up, I added your link @ the Bird D'Pot]

    Happy day to you.

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  8. Terrific action pictures, Denise. The header pic is quite outstanding.

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  9. Walking (or flying) on Water .... I LOVE it!

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  10. Great pictures.

    I'm just getting WBW organised - the post will pop up in about 4 hours!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  11. I like to see pelicans, probably because it is a bird that I don't see often. Great pictures of the pelican taking off!

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  12. Great photos! Don't you just love his yellow and black head!

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  13. Great series of the pelican Denise!
    Oh to be in Virginia Beach. :)
    Happy Belated Birthday to Gregg.

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  14. It looks like a fun place to enjoy the view. We don't get Red-breasted Merganzers here at our new location. We do the the a hoodie or two.

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  15. Great photos. I think pelicans are always fun to watch and photograph.

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  16. Denise, awesome shots of the Pelican and the Mergansers. You had a great view from the restaurant! Have a great evening and a happy week ahead!

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  17. Great fligth shots!
    Well done!

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  18. Terrific shots Denise.
    I too just love watching Pelicans - their take-offs are something else and you've really captured it beautifully.
    Lovely view from the restaurant indeed.

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  19. Denise, As I scrolled down I said a "wow" with every photo! Super nice Captures Lady!!!

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  20. Beautiful photographs, beautiful bird. I am greeting

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  21. i think pelicans are amazing. When we were in Aruba, I watched them for hours swooping down and scooping out fish from the water. They must have great vision.

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  22. Great action shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  23. WoW, these are awesome!! dinner and a show, perfect!!

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  24. Hi Denise..Love that Pelican great shot's of it,and the others!!
    What a lovely opportunity to see all these different water birds!!
    Grace

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  25. Awesome shots, Denise! Birds in flight aren't easy to capture, and you have done a fine job catching them...thank you so much for sharing these, you have made my day!

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  26. Fantastic shots of the pelican, it looks very big!

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  27. Fantastic shots of the pelicans. You captured them so well.

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