Sunday, December 2, 2012

In Sync

LSU Lakes, Sunday. We got word through the grapevine that the white pelicans had returned.





Can we stop the beak sync now?
No, Clyde, we're doing the beak thing until I say so. Quit showing off your feathers.
I'm done, Matilda. You can flap that beak all you want.
Dangit, these cormorants are messing up our routine. Where's our stage director?
That's better, except now the turtles are off! Sigh.
Oh, yeah, much more like it.
Pelicans of three, let them be. 

33 comments:

Kerry said...

Hahaha! Synchronized birding! I love it. Kinda crowded there with both cormorants and turtles.

TexWisGirl said...

you are cracking me up! too dang cute! :)

Patrice said...

Gorgeous shots, Gail. My daughter likes to walk around the lakes - I'll tell her to be on the lookout!

Jori said...

Gail, these pelicans are seriously cool! Love your commentary! :)

Eugenia Robinson said...

Love the commentary. You made me giggle. The shots are super...you grape vine message proved to be a great one. My duck need to waddle on over and join your brood. genie

Linda said...

Oh, Gail, you had me laughing with this one. After the first couple of pictures, my mind was composing a comment about "Synchronized Pelican grooming." But then the dialogue between Matilda and Clyde cracked me up. Then entered the cormorants and the turtles. You need to write a children's book.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So funny!! For sure --- that's exactly what they are thinking and saying :-}}}
But how lovely - white pelicans!! Have never seen them. Is it a species or do they mix with the grey pelican? Recessive genes? OK- now I have to google this!!
Thank you for sharing Gail!

Kathy said...

I love the white pelicans. I was able to see all the pics today except the last two! But satellite Internet has been a challenge all day long!

Barb said...

Priceless shots and commentary! I love pelicans!

ladyfi said...

Oh - too funny. And these photos are just superb!

Hilary said...

Too funny.. and some very fine shots, here. I had no idea pelicans were so large. I know how big cormorants are and in these photos they look downright puny. Love the shot with all of the birds and the turtles. Great stuff!

Linda R said...

You have me laughing my friend. I love your photos.

Hugs~

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Lovely photo story. I like the second last with the turtles too!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

'In Synch' for sure ~ Wow! Fantastic photography of nature's gems ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

bailey-road.com said...

Cute - love this series!

Ana Eugénio said...

so funny :) and beautiful! xxo

hootnonny said...

Glad you got the word that the pelicans were back. Awesome images and dialog!

Deanna said...

Love your story-telling...makes me laugh on a dreary Monday morning!! And great shots too, especially like the whole dang bunch with turtles too!!

Stephanie said...

haha...so cute! Thanks for sharing this delightful post and beautiful pictures. Have a great day!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Brian King said...

LOL! Wonderful photos! Pelicans are one of the things we don't get to see around here. That particular spot in the lake seems to be very popular!

Renae said...

Gail! hi! oh so nice and cleverly captioned, as well, i might add. Those photos are amazing and so crystal clear.

What kind of camera do you use? i broke mine over the weekend. dang it. so now looking and wondering how to get a new and of course better one.

Buttons said...

I agree with Tex. Incredible shots. B

Barbara said...

Love the beak sync!!!

Tricia Hays said...

LoL! heheheee =)

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on another potw!

Tabor said...

Terrific and well worth a POTW!!

Dianne said...

they're magnificent!!
congrats on POTW

Linda said...

Hi, Gail. Just had to stop back and say congratulations on your POTW. It was well deserved!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love those silly birds! Great series.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wow, the colors of these guys are gorgeous! I've never really seen a pelican up close. Who knew!
xo jj

Phil said...

You just don't realise the size of those pelicans until they stand next to a cormorant. Nice shots Gail.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Love this series of photos Gail! The captions are hilarious! Great job!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Ha! I took some brown pelican photos the other day and one looked like the two were siamese twins. Haven't seen any white pelicans but will be on the lookout in the next few years.