November 07, 2014



What a great thing to see! I've never seem then "round up" fish like that either. Or maybe I did, but didn't even notice it.
Nice photos!

bettyl - NZ

That's a lot of pelicans! Loving that bird--they are so interesting to see.


Oh I didn't know that pelicans did that. Neat!

Gail Dixon

They are such beautiful birds. I love your photos of them. We just started seeing them return to LSU Lakes in Baton Rouge. When they synchronize to fish it's a beautiful thing!


This is just an amazing sight! And your photos are excellent. I really do have a "thing" for pelicans. Our California Brown Pelican was endangered for many years and we didn't see nearly enough of them. They're beginning to make their way back and I jsut love watching and observing, especially when they nose-dive, plunging into the ocean at such a huge rate of speed and come up with a fish! I have never seen so many pelicans in one spot and this was a real treat!


I would not mind having a few of them where I live :)

Lavender Dreams

How amazing and what great photos. This must have been quite a thrill to see so many! We saw an unusual sighting that I'm going to post about Thursday. I hope you stop by and give me your opinion! Enjoy your evening my friend! Hugs!


Great shots. So many pelicans all in one place.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage

Teamwork obviously pays off for a good meal. I've never seen that many pelicans at once either.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.


Great observations and beautiful photos.

Jenn Jilks

I never know where you will take us. These are lovely. Forests of signs, indeed!


They must've liked it there really seeing the whole flock of them. Pleasant surprises come in many forms.


Lovely photos, how amazing to see so many together and to watch them hunting the fish

Penelope Puddlisms

Your thoughts mean a lot, Sallie, and your observations belie that you are sleep deprived. Sometimes the comment option is closed but only if pictures are posted without any commentary of my own. I do have fun with the titles though.

I wonder if there was a single fish left!! It would be amazing to see all these pelicans (even one) in my neck of the woods. Now Canada Geese … that is another matter. :)

Coloring Outside the Lines

Wow- that is awesome!

Mary Howell Cromer

Oh Wow, that is really neat. I hope we get some passing through here!

Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

Out your window was a bit of heaven on earth! Extraordinary!!!

Thanks for sharing the link with us bird enthusiasts this weekend! Much appreciated.

Donna@Gardens Eye View

Wow what a special treat to see all these magnificent birds in one spot. Isn't nature incredible. We see this with geese moving south on our lakes...thousands...the sound deafening and the sights fabulous.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti

Wow --so many pelicans! They look beautiful grouped all over the lake.

I hope you do get a chance to see the Chihuly exhibit at the DBG before it ends November 30, Sallie. It is wonderful to see!


We have lots more pelicans here in Tulsa than we did just a few years ago. They congregate just downstream of a low water dam where I am thinking the fishing is really good. They are staying later in the year also. I was out there today and there are still around.


I thought maybe migrating ones.
I bet they stopped just for you. :)
I just read Stewart's comment - too funny.


Very interesting post! What fun to get so see so many at once!


Wow! What a sight! To see so many pelicans in one place is really wonderful. Must be good fishing territory for them.


WOW! Beautiful! I just saw our first skein of Geese this morning. Winter is coming!



A pelican parking lot I think.


Wow, such a special experience to watch the numbers grow. Nice to know they found this stopover place, as it seems so did you.
Love what you did with those first two shots.


What a beautiful flock of pelicans!

Funny you should see them all in Oregon. Maybe they knew they had some fans in the area?

artmusedog and carol

Gorgeous nature - critter photography ~ You seem to be having a wonderful time! So glad ~

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)


What a lovely bonus to see them there and so many! Thanks also for your recent comments as always much appreciated.


How wonderful to see so many of them. Nice shots.

EG CameraGirl

They sure seem to enjoy each other's company!


Hello Sallie, The White Pelicans are another one of my favorite birds. My first sighting of them was on a river in the Tetons.. It is neat to see the large groups and them herding the fish.. Great post, thank you for linking up! Have a happy weekend!

Stewart M

I do like Pelicans!

And as my son said today (and I'm not making this up!)

'Why don't pelicans use credit cards?

They end up with big bills!"

I don't know what I've done to deserve this!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret Birding For Pleasure

WOW! So many Pelicans on this lake. Amazing to see them fishing together. Have a great weekend.


What a beautiful sight! Safe travels on your upcoming trip southward:)
Blessings, Aimee


wow lots of them.


Oh no, they share the information in their version of facebook.


The fish and frogs are easy pickings for them with the water so low - and a visual treat for you, Sallie. I'm so glad you posted these great photos. That is interesting how they herd the fish. Great post.


What lovely birds - I've never seen so many in one place!


The White Pelicans are beautiful. I have seen Australian Pelicans herding fish like that on the bay where I often kayak. It is an interesting sight and just shows how smart the birds are to work together like that.
Great photos.


The pelicans are such fun to watch. Great shots.


what a great flotilla! nice!

Dina Johnston

Wow, so many of them. We've just a few here so far. Cool to see the big group of them.


Stunning to see! What a beautiful early morning view!

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