A wonderful bird is the pelican...... by Nancy Richard

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Captured off Catalina Island, California, USA

(A ditty for your amusement)

A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill can hold more than his bellican.
He can take in his beak,
Food enough for a week,
But I’m damned if I see how the hellican!

This bird has an enormous bill and an expandable throat pouch. The brown pelican captures its prey by a spectacular dive into the water from considerable height.


pelicans, birds, water fowl

I am deeply concerned about environment, wildlife, and animal welfare, feeling a strong commitment to leaving the planet in better shape for new generations. Therefore, I support a number of charities that reflect those interests.

I have a degree in English and Library Science, but if I had my life to live over, I would have loved to have been a photographer, writer, and/or National Park ranger.

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  • imagetj
    imagetjalmost 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you….much appreciated.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Kathy Weaver
    Kathy Weaveralmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture Nancy!

  • Thanks, so much, Kathy.

    – Nancy Richard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning capture Nancy

  • Thanks, Andrea. Appreciate your comment.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Kratos
    Kratosalmost 4 years ago

    I know the rhyme you’re talking about…I may have to try and find it now!

  • Got it, Laurie, and put it in the description.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Ann Reece
    Ann Reecealmost 4 years ago

    A gorgeous shot, I love everything about it and thoroughly enjoyed the limerick : )

  • Thank Laurie Self for the limerick. I’d forgotten it, but she looked it up for me. So happy you like the photo. Thank you.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhrover 1 year ago

  • Heather King
    Heather King5 months ago

    I am completely SMITTEN with this capture Nancy…I adore pelicans…they are on my wish list
    this is phenomenal

  • Thank you, Heather. I have to admit that, living in New England, I don’t see them very often. Glad you like the photo.

    – Nancy Richard

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