Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday - Hooray for Big Birds!


Nipped down to Goolwa for the day and spied these below the 
barrages on the Murray River.

Three pelicans pole sitting
our pelicans are really big birds up to 1.9m
since that is bigger than me,  even I can see them


getting into the swing of things
this White-faced Heron
also a bird of some stature that looks deceptively small at a
distance but can be up to 1m
I have stood next to one that was higher than my waist


put them all together and it looks like a dwarf next to 
the big pelicans


Stewart, any hope of an ID for the waders in the background?
I know they are not very clear,
unfortunately, due to a senior's moment, I had drained the 
battery on my canon with the 500mm lens


No idea what kind of ducks they are either.

With thanks to Stewart for hosting


27 comments:

  1. I love seeing the birds on your side of the world. Pelicans are really very beautiful birds,especially in flight.

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  2. the white-faced herons are so cool! love the size comparison to the pelicans. :)

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  3. Oh, yes!! Beautiful birds and what great captures for the day, Arija!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  4. Those pelicans are enormous. They look as though they'd be too big to take flight!

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  5. Great shots Arija!
    Your photos give a great perspective as to size.

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  6. Whenever I'm at the beach, it seems pelicans gather on the shore around dawn. They always seem to be discussing their plans for the day. Love them. xo

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  7. Oh my, Arija, that heron certainly is dwarfed by the Pelicans. They are big. Great post. Blessings, Jo

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  8. oh we were there last September. Were the seals on the barrage when you visited? I bought some lovely mats in the Goolwa Craft shop in the old railway station.
    Have a great week, and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

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  9. Arija, what a nice variety of birds. I love the pelicans and the pretty heron. One of the birds in the last photos looks like a Avocet, do you have them there? Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  10. Wonderful photos of pelicans and friends Arija. I also love to see them in flight and sometimes skimming the waves.

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  11. I had to laugh, the Heron did look big till you paned back and brought the Pelecans into view, love them all.
    Tace care, Gordon.

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  12. You are such a tiny, lovely lady and yet, with so much strength in character and wisdom...those birds, especially those Pelicans, must really be large from the looks and sound of it. Hugs

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  13. Gorgeous photos of these lovely birds, Arija!

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  14. Großartige Fotos! Toll wie sie da schön aufgefädelt auf den Hölzern sitzen!

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  15. Arija, I think those are avocets in the back. At least they look like the avocets I see on the west coast.

    I love pelicans and all water birds. Fun post -- glad you got to the coast.

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  16. The pelicans really are big birds. I love the heron too.

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  17. I love it when the Bosses occupy the poles,

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  18. Lovely shots! Those white and black pelicans are really beautiful.

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  19. Amazing how small that Heron got when he was next to the Pelicans!

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  20. Those pelicans are huge! That heron would almost fit in his bill. I hope not...

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  21. Pelicans ARE big! Soon after moving to the western US, I had a flock of pelicans fly over me--stunning.

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  22. Hi there - the waders are Red-Headed Avocets - really nice birds. And I think the ducks are one of the Teals - but can't tell which!

    Pelicans are huge!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  23. A beautiful serie of photos!

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  24. Great photos of beautiful birds. Wish I could see avocets around here - but that is one we don not get.

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  25. What a great place to go shooting. Thanks for taking us along.

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  26. Fantastic captures! I love pelicans!

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