We have been anxiously watching the trees on the left of our property for signs of our snowbird pelicans who usually arrive in November. Just when we’d almost given up hope, Perri and Penny suddenly appeared last weekend.
To our surprise and delight, a couple of days ago we looked across from our kitchen window and spied not two, but six of these wonderful birds.
The one on his own was obviously not a ‘morning person’, but the group of five were really making sure they looked their very best before going off in search of breakfast.
I hope that, having arrived late, they will stick around so that we can enjoy them for a bit longer.
Wishing you all a perfect weekend.
Lovely. I’d never seen pelicans perching in a tree. Never saw any perching as a matter of fact… Strange…
All well I hope?
That’s funny. They have have somewhere safe to sleep I guess. Yes, all is well here.
It is. Funny. I had never thought of where they might sleep. LOL.
Good. Glad to hear that.
At least they’re safe from the 🐊 😅
Wonderful shots of the pelicans, Sylvia. Lovely to hear they appeared the other day, and looked like the whole flock came out. Hehe, it really did look like that one on the end is not a morning person as you said. I’m sure food cheered him up shortly 😀 Hope you are doing well 💓
Thanks for your visit, Mabel. The pelicans are still here for the moment. I’ll be sad to see them go.
Beautiful birds, glad they have returned safely!
Thank you, Christie.
Maybe Perri and Penny had kids and had to wait for them to grow up before the big trip. Not to mention the, “no, fly this direction” and “no, we’re not there yet” problems…
I guess we’ll never know the full background story, Dave. 😅
How exciting to see your lovely birds back and even better that they’ve brought some friends with them. 🙂
Thanks, Carol. The more, the merrier. 😀
They are so wonderful!
Thanks, Lisa. 😀
Beautiful birds weel photographed, Sylvia!
Thanks so much, Ann Christine.
Now, that would be fun watching those guys up close and personal!
It’s very good entertainment, watching their comings and goings. 😅
We love our pelicans here in Kiawah Sylvia but ours are much darker than these, which are really beautiful! Also I’ve never seen ours in a tree, they’re always in formation flying overhead or sitting beside our ponds. I love these and the way you captured them in the greenery!
Thanks so much, Tina. I’m looking across at them now, basking in the sunshine. 🙂
We’ve been enjoying the white pelicans for a few weeks.
One day there were 50-60 floating (and fishing) on one of the lakes in our neighborhood. They go through a ton of fish! 😀
That sounds so awesome, Nancy. I think ours are brown pelicans, even though they look white to me. 🙂
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Its nice knowing that some things don’t change Sylvia even if we have to wait a little longer sometimes for them to happen ! Welcome back Perri and Penny . Funny we have two magpies we’ve been keeping watching on for atleast 3 years – Percy and Priscilla- haha
Have a lovely weekend ! xx
Thanks so much, dear Poppy. Isn’t it amazing that birds seem to have their own built-in GPS? xxx
Yes indeed Sylvia ! 🙂
The Pelicans appear so happy. They have food and shelter
and a place adjusting to life around them. Get photographs Sylvia’s!
Thanks, Eddie. Yes, they do appear to like their winter vacation home.
You’re welcome. Plenty of wildlife comes to Florida for more than just the warm weather
They really are beautiful birds, and always nice to see your regular birds are alive and well. 😁
Thanks, Gerrie. I wonder if they feel the same way when one of us humans makes an appearance. 😃
It would be nice to know!
So nice to see them back there, Sylvia.!
Thanks so much, Aletta. As long as our wildlife keeps on thriving, all is well.
I agree with that Sylvia !
Lovely that they are back!
Thanks, Lynette. xx
I enjoyed seeing all the pelicans, Sylvia. They are beautiful! What kind of tree are they roosting in?
Thanks, Lavinia. I believe the trees are Slash Pines which are quite common in Florida.
Hurrah! They’re back! I’ll have to get to the Preserve and see whether any of ours are back/still around. I’ve never seen them perched in the trees there, though I’m sure they do at some time. Usually the white birds in the trees that I see are egrets. 🙂
Thanks, Janet. Yes, our long line of trees house many birds, including Great Egrets, Anhingas and Great Blue Herons as well as the smaller Egrets. There’s always some bird coming or going or just sleeping there. 😀
How fortunate for you!
There is something comforting to see the birds returning in an orderly fashion. Doing what is best for the flock etc.
As opposed to man doing everything (it seems) to disrupt human activity.
We might learn a little cooperation from them. 🙂
I so agree with you.
Magnificent they are back
Thanks, Marylou. Thank goodness they came to visit. 😀
Oh, how marvellous! Have a lovely weekend, Sylvia
Thanks so much, Sue. You too. 🤗
This is the most excellent news to receive, Sylvia. They have come home!!! Looking forward to the many adventures of Perri and Penny.
They are beautiful. Thank you dear, have a nice weekend, Love, nia
Thanks so much, dear Nia. 🤗