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:

EG CameraGirl said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

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

Betsy Adams said...

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

ladyfi said...

Wow - those are amazing shots!

Leave It To Davis said...

Just amazing shots!!!!

The Elephant's Child said...

Ooooh. How wonderful. Thankyou so much.

gigihawaii said...

Gorgeous photography, Denise! Those birds are so beautiful.

Anni said...

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.

Valerie said...

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

Roy Norris said...

Great shots Denise.

Kerri said...

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

Stewart M said...

Great pictures.

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

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Michaela said...

aaaand off it goes!

Linda Gross said...

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

Marie said...

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

Carletta said...

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

Steve Borichevsky said...

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.

mick said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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!

HansHB said...

Great fligth shots!
Well done!

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

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.

jean pell said...

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

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, beautiful bird. I am greeting

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

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.

Gary said...

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

Debbie said...

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

grammie g said...

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

Linda said...

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!

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic shots of the pelican, it looks very big!

Neil said...

Beautiful series.

Carver said...

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