Thursday, February 21, 2008

Catch me, if you can...

brown pelicans off Naples Pier

Belle of the ball? Ring around the Rosy?

No, just a gang of youngsters trying to prevent the mature pelican (in the middle, with yellow plumage) from stealing the fish scraps thrown to them by the fishermen. He seemed to outwit them every time!

Hey, age has its privileges ;-)

15 comments:

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Unbelievably great shot!

Chris said...

Very interesting! Animals (I'm including birds.) are so amazing.

Rambling Round said...

Guess he's had lots of practice too.

Nikon said...

The color of the water is realy something to someone from up north!

Olivier said...

promenade familiale avec le patriarche, belle photo de famille

Walk the family with a patriarch, a beautiful family photo

oldmanlincoln said...

Age has experience. Youth has enthusiasm. I guess that might be some of it.

Peter said...

The privilege of age? Sounds nice somehow, but at the same time...
I fear the day a young lady will stand up in the metro to offer me a seat!

Jilly said...

What an amazing photograph. Well done. I've never seen pelicans in the water like this. Only seen them standing on piers, etc waiting to dive.

I didn't realise they acted - well a bit like ducks - when someone throws them scraps.

fabulous birds, just fabulous.

GMG said...

Age privilege; sounds good, but I heard it's a tradition only in Africa... ;)
However, I’m still strolling around the streets of Sofia at Blogtrotter... ;))
Have a great weekend!
Gil

Felicia said...

You are having a great week with all these animals! I especially like these pelicans and the little frog last week. :)

brian said...

beautiful photo.. and that's a smart old pelican!

Moi said...

i did not know that as pelicans grow older, they turn yellow!!! a real cool image!!!!

Ming the Merciless said...

I am absolutely mesmerized by the torquoise color of the water.

Makes me want to jump in for a nice dip.

Isadora said...

:) As Merciless, ye, ye the birds are fun, but LOOK AT THAT WATER!! Amazing hue.

JAM said...

In my head, I hear the classic song from Sesame Street..."One of these things, is not like the others. Which one is different, do you know? Can you tell which thing is not like the other...