Monday, March 10, 2008

Pelican

This pelican had a restful day on Sunday because the fisherman do not ply their trade on Domingo. Normally the birds are flapping around with lots of energy when the local and commercial fisherman return with their catches in the morning. I guess birds need to have a day of rest, too.

21 comments:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

You talkin' to me???

Jilly said...

beautiful, Kate. The bird AND the photograph. We'd see pelicans on the foreshore in Cairns - just loved watching them. I'm envying you this trip to Mexico. You show it to us so well and make it all so mouthwatering.

alice said...

More exotic than my commonplace seagulls!

Jim said...

It looks very pretty.

Peter said...

Too spoiled this pelican? Not going fishing by itself? Just a nice life on a nice beach!

oldmanlincoln said...

A classic pelican photo. I always admire these birds whose beaks hold more than their belly can.

Thanks for the visit.

marley said...

When I saw a Pelican in the flesh I couldn't get over how big they are!

Mo said...

Wouldn't mind swapping places with the pelicans at the moment. looks very nice.

Dorothée said...

This is a great capture. It really is an interesting bird. Such a long beak makes him a great catcher! I am sure “he” (un pélican in French) will be soon back to work, flying in the air.

Nathalie said...

Oh I remember when I lived in Coast Rica (oh, 30 years ago !)the pelicans on the Pacific coast in Punta Arenas, they were grey too.

In Australia, they are black and white!

Denton said...

The pelican may have thought of Domingo as a day of hunger.

Chris said...

Beautiful shot, Kate! How are the Spanish classes going?

George Townboy said...

Gorgeous! I'm fascinated by Pelicans.

photowannabe said...

Yep, I think we all need a day of rest...great shot of this guy. I like the way he is looking at you.

Southern Heart said...

Awww, he's so sweet. You must love living in paradise! :)

Nikon said...

Great light to take a picture - I love the way it lights the water, the wet rocks & the pelicans!

Mo said...

Great photo Kate. Amazing creature.

Kim said...

Kate, Gorgeous shot of that sweet fellow! I love pelicans. I don't begrudge him his nice life on his nice beach. . .:-)
-Kim

Kerri said...

WOW Kate...this is a FANTASTIC capture! Wow!

Mike said...

I love that picture of the bird. You have a great blog here. I live in New York.

Inkster1 said...

Wow! an incredible picture. It looks like a painting.