Not So Wordless Wednesday: Pelicans

Fisherman's Wharf - Monterey

These three pelicans were hanging out on the pier next to the whale watching boat. When we returned from the trip, they were still there. Father took lots of pictures. Have you ever been up close and personal to a Pelican? Me neither. They actually are quite beautiful - in their own way.

Tum - Tum - Tum - Tum

Tum Tum Tum Tum

Back off kiddo!

James Marshall - Back off!

Right about this point, we are both telling James to back off. I'm expecting him to get pecked at any moment. Father quits shooting for the moment and misses the magic shot. See the pelican with his wings spread. He turned around very quickly.

Slapped in the face by Mr Gumpy the Grumpy Pelican

He runs back to us laughing.

What other kid do you know whose been slapped in the face by a Pelican.


  1. How wonderfully peaceful looking! I love how cool it looks too. Fun. Thanx for sharing.

  2. I think those pelicans are pretty cool and you're right who can say they've been slapped by a pelican?
    Love those photos!

  3. I love the story these photos tell!

  4. Looks like fun, thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow!! How cool (well, I'm sure the slap wasn't that much fun). I have never seen a pelican that close up.

  6. Beautiful photos! And I'm sure not too many other people have had such an encounter with a pelican!


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