Today I’m featuring an extremely bubbly Girl, Meg Jerrard from Mapping Megan Blog and her photograph of a pelican from Florida somehow. She has many of really great pictures on her site! You should have a look yourself. Or follow her on Twitter and Facebook! I already do :)
Somehow this one caught my eye! Do I like birds? I guess yes. Maybe even more than I realize! I like to watch them. As a total adrenaline and freedom seeker I think it would be quite spectacular to be able to fly!
Picture Story: Pelican in Florida, US
He sat there, on the edge of the jetty rope, scouring the water for signs of fish; his beady eyes focused intensely. All of a sudden, with no warning, he pulled an acrobatic plunge, head first into the water. He emerged seconds later with his spacious bill full of fresh catch. He didn’t care that the water was shallow, he was re-emerging with his dinner no matter the cost.
The Pelican is an incredibly interesting bird to watch, and watching them gather food is a spectacular sight. They crash into the water from dramatic heights, and fill their large bill with what will be dinner later that night. The brown Pelican is one of Florida’s most iconic images – you will find them all over America’s sunshine state, floating along fish cleaning stations, and waddling along piers and docks.
One of the largest birds in North America, they have a nine-foot wingspan when in flight; watching them fly gracefully and in formation is just as spectacular a sight as watching them gather their food.
So yes, come to Florida for it’s year round sunshine, palm trees, and white sand beaches – but while on those beaches, don’t be alarmed if you see a Pelican dive-bomb into the sea!