Saturday, December 26, 2009

Pelicans flying in formation

It occurs to me that I have never shown photos of the birds that we see perhaps the most often -- pelicans.

From our condo on the beach in Playa Langosta, we see lines of pelicans, often in a "V" pattern, flying up or down the beach. I am not sure where they are coming from or where they are going. They do not land and walk around town.

Unless I have the camera out on our balcony with me, they are gone by the time I get my camera. I took this photo from our balcony looking out at the afternoon sky to try to envision what type of sunset we would have.

When not flying by in a group, we can see individual pelicans diving into the ocean to catch fish. There are 8 species of pelicans, but only one, the brown pelican, is found in Costa Rica.

This week we are showing scenes of Christmas in Vienna on Viva la Voyage.

6 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Pelicans are so beautiful as they fly threw the air.

Jarart said...

I love to watch pelicans. They are such a unique looking bird. I don't think I've ever seen them flying in formation though.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Never seen a pelican for real so I'm quite envious.

ρομπερτ said...

They say it is instinct that makes them fly in such a formation - young following the older ones, nice to see that life indeed isn't that different for us all.

Please have a wonderful Sunday.

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brattcat said...

Do they make a sound as geese do?

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