Friday, February 27, 2009

Lunch On the Coast of Sanibel Island

Brown Pelicans

These were immature brown pelicans fishing for their lunch. As soon as they spotted a fish, and did their awkward dive, the sea gulls flew all around them trying to steal lunch for themselves. They were putting on quite a show, as were the Royal Terns with their diving.










8 comments:

Skittles said...

These pictures make me homesick a little.. I was born and raised in Florida and I have fond memories of the beach. :)

June said...

I had a blast watching them when over at Sanibel a couple of weeks ago. My favorite bird!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I love pelicans!They look like pterydactyls,sort of.

G. Crappy said...

Absolutely fantastic photos and the video was spectacular. It reminded me of a CD I had once with the natural sounds of birds, the ocean, the rain forest, and city streets. I could sleep to all of it, but the city streets, of course, lol.

Carletta said...

Looks like a nice secluded beach to take a walk on.
Great action of the feathered friends.

My post is at Carletta’s Captures.

i beati said...

hungry buch Sandy

Laurie said...

The pelicans are not only fun to watch, but also such a beautiful bird. We saw many and I miss being in Sanibel SO much. We had a wonderful time!! Sanibel truly is a little slice of heaven for me.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Nice shots. I wish I could be there.