a bunch of birds

This was rather a fun shot…birds-6393I managed to catch two pelicans (the largest pair), with a cormorant below them and, of course, a pair of the ubiquitous gulls…

You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. 
― Dr. SeussOh, the Places You’ll Go!

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35 thoughts on “a bunch of birds

    • We see pelican flying here quite often. That same day I watched them skimming along the waves and occasionally diving into them. Pity they were a bit too far out for a good shot. Why am I not surprised you recognized the quote?

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    • You’ve reminded me that I’ve noticed more activity around the changing of the tide. I meant to check out the tide charts for that night. Dinner time perhaps? I certainly like it, too. There were a lot of pelicans skimming along the waves and occasionally diving into them. Pity they were a bit too far for a good shot.

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  1. What a moment to capture, Gunta…wonderful image. I spotted a pelican or stork or some other long-snouted, white bird at Liberty Park the other day and only managed to take a couple of junky photos with my phone camera…was so discouraged that I haven’t even looked at them yet….anyway…thought it was cool that it should be there…whatever it was. 🙂

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    • I’m discovering that I’m getting better at identifying the different birds from silhouette and the way they fly over time. Hope you get to see more of that bird and figure it out. So sorry you were disappointed with your shots, but it happens to all of us. (We just don’t always tell.) 🙂

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      • Seems that you have more opportunity for such a steady variety of feathered life-forms out there….and I’m sure I’ll get to see mine here again, sometime. 🙂

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    • There were bunches of them that day skimming along the water. Most of them too far out to catch a decent shot, though. I’d love to catch one (or more) taking off. Perhaps someday if I’m really lucky? 😉

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    • Thanks. I watched a bunch of them skimming the waves and occasionally dipping into them (hopefully catching some dinner). Pity they were farther out, so no decent shots of them.

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  2. Seems the rarest part of your fabulous photograph is that they’re all in
    different positions, wonderfully free of constraint and good radar,
    You go that way I’ll go this way Duck when you get to the cloud…..
    Great Dr Zeuss quote, our own Lewis Carroll. He lived in Carmel, the strange
    shrubs he drew are common to all the gardens here.

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    • Did not know where Dr Seuss was from… how magically appropriate it was from your mystical land of sea and mountain (and fog and trees)!
      We’ve picked up quite a stiff breeze here…. hope it brings cooler air.

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    • Yes, pelicans are fairly common. That same evening there seemed to be gangs of them flying along the edge of the waves. They look much more graceful flying than waddling around on land.

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