Lots of Birds in Flight for WPC Seasons

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After seeing dozens of little birds put on a show on these Pelicans’ territory (see the previous post), the commander of the Pelicans rose his mighty wings into the air, “Our turn! Get ready!”. His deputy commander passed on the message, and his troop was so ready!

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Doda (My Space in the Immense Universe) made a beautiful comment on my previous post of the Birding Seasons:

“The phenomenon of the bird migration is really thrilling to watch and observe the birds’ excitement as they gather together and get ready for their long journey. When we see them coming, we feel really relieved because they made it.”

Now, I realize why some of us feel so much joy when we are watching them complete their long journey.This one is for you, Doda. 🙂

American White Pelican is one of the largest North American birds. Unexpectedly, we saw numerous Pelicans soaring with incredible steadiness on broad, mighty wings. It was a stunning scene! I probably captured at least a dozen of photos in a few seconds (shuttle speed at 1/1250 second).

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Some facts:

  • Complete migrators have a set time and pattern of migration. Each year at nearly the same time, birds take off and travel as much as 15,000 miles (24,150 km) or more in a year.

  • In the spring males usually migrate several weeks before the females, arriving early to scope out possibilities for nesting sites and food sources, and to begin to defend territories. The females arrive several weeks later.

  • In the autumn, in many species, the females and their young leave early, often up to four weeks before the adult males.

— Stan Tekiela “Birds of Texas”

WPC: Seasons

54 thoughts on “Lots of Birds in Flight for WPC Seasons

  1. To start praising your wonderful action shots with the beautiful Pelicans or to thank you for your kindness and your thoughtfulness,dear Amy ? !!! Just a rhetorical question to emphasise both.Your telling photos are absolutely exciting,and your metaphorical narrative shows how disciplined the flocks are.
    So many thanks for appreciating my sentimentality;I feel melancholic when they leave,but so happy when they come back.They are part of our lives,they make our world so beautiful!
    I’ve also to thank you for all the Pink Stars * * * * * * * * ….
    Presumably,you decided to make my day beautiful,and you did,dear Amy 🙂 xxx

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