Preening by onewing

Preening

We have been out in Newcastle today and just got home, so here is another photo taken while out with our walking group last Thursday.

I love seeing the pelicans at Little Beach, they are always entertaining to watch.
What a beauty you captured Babs, they are such gorgeous birds. Wish we had them here too, they always seem to be smiling ;-)
September 23rd, 2022  
I knew this was yours the minute I saw the pelican - they are just wonderful - lovely capture
September 23rd, 2022  
What a lovely shot!
September 23rd, 2022  
A beautiful candid of what is called a pelitouc in our family, whenever we saw them in Monkey Mia he called them toucans, so we compromised and it's stuck!!.
September 23rd, 2022  
Great capture
September 23rd, 2022  
Fabulous shot of this fella
September 23rd, 2022  
they're always worth a shot, fav
September 23rd, 2022  
Fabulous
September 23rd, 2022  
This shot might have been far away so your camera focus did so well!
September 23rd, 2022  
Fantastic favourite
September 23rd, 2022  
@ludwigsdiana I just love their eyes

@annied I love pelicans and they are so tame here. This one didn't even stop preening himself while I was taking the picture.

@30pics4jackiesdiamond a pelitouc could catch on

@maggiemae I was standing right next to him as I only had my pocket camera with me and there were lots of other pelicans around too. I will post that photo tomorrow. Pelicans are so tame here
September 23rd, 2022  
That’s a great capture of him! Used to see them in Cyprus sometimes when we lived there, you could get right up to those too. I have a picture somewhere of my daughter “ stroking” one!
September 23rd, 2022  
Love him! Makes you want to go and comb your hair to keep up with the preening!
September 23rd, 2022  
Fav. Terrific shot and clarity.
September 23rd, 2022  
Waouh superbe capture 👍
September 23rd, 2022  
Aaaw! I love this - what a gorgeous capture , so clear and detailed ! fav
September 23rd, 2022  
A great capture.
September 23rd, 2022  
sweet
September 23rd, 2022  
Amazing!
September 23rd, 2022  
Wonderful focus on the pelican
September 23rd, 2022  
Wonderful capgture.
September 23rd, 2022  
Amazing capture!
September 23rd, 2022  
Lovely shot of this fellow preening.
September 23rd, 2022  
Excellent capture
September 23rd, 2022  
This is a fabulous shot. Many fav's.
September 23rd, 2022  
I love pelicans. Great shot.
September 23rd, 2022  
A super close up capture.Fav😊
September 23rd, 2022  
They are gorgeous! And this one is no exception!
September 23rd, 2022  
Super capture of this pelican!
September 23rd, 2022  
wow, fantastic shot! fav
September 23rd, 2022  
Such funny birds…sorry fir being rude Mr Pelican but no one could call you beautiful…..fascinating yes but no beauty!
September 23rd, 2022  
oh ho that is marvellous!
September 23rd, 2022  
Fabulous, such a terrific shot!
September 23rd, 2022  
Terrific shot. We don’t have pelicans in Canada but I have seen them on my visits to Australia and Mexico. They are fun birds to shoot and always willing to pose.
September 23rd, 2022  
He’s a beaut, great capture
September 23rd, 2022  
Great shot
September 23rd, 2022  
Beautiful.
September 23rd, 2022  
I like the white and black coloring as compared to our brown ones
September 23rd, 2022  
What a super close-up of this pelican - loved shooting them in Florida - none around here. Nice detail
September 24th, 2022  
Wonderful clarity fav
September 24th, 2022  
What an amazing bird and capture
September 24th, 2022  
Great shot! I had a close shot like that with a pelican on Mikonos in Greece. He lived in the harbor and was fed by both fishing boats and tourists so he didn't mind posing one bit.
September 24th, 2022  
Beautiful details. Wonderful capture.
September 24th, 2022  
Awesome closeup and clarity. We've seen many of them in our vacations in Mexico.
September 24th, 2022  
Super capture.
September 24th, 2022  
Terrific shot!
September 24th, 2022  
@jamibann @bkbinthecity @kjarn @pusspup @joansmor @ankers70 @casablanca @sangwann @montserrat @beryl @wakelys @pdulis @pamalama @k9photo @mittens @maria03051 @merrelyn @seattlite @susiemc @epcello @carolmw @ingrid01 @jacqbb @nigelrogers @koalagardens @busylady @cdcook48 @rensala @elisasaeter @kvphoto @jgpittenger @milaniet @fayefaye @lesip @shutterbug49 @bruni @rickster549 @edorreandresen Thanks. I love pelicans and they are always entertaining to watch.

@carole_sandford I remember seeing pelicans in Paphos in Cyprus and have taken photos of them there too. I love them.


@happypat I agree, not the prettiest of birds but they do photograph well. I just love their eyes. David uncle always used to say 'clockwork you know, they aren't real' ha ha I think that was because of their eyes. They do look rather like dolly eyes.

@olivetreeann These pelicans were standing next to the boat ramp and the fish cleaning station next to the ramp, obviously waiting for a fisherman to come in and feed them with scraps.
September 24th, 2022  
Great shot and details.
September 24th, 2022  
Love it x
September 24th, 2022  
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