May 21, 2022

Pelicans.

At 5:29 this morning on Lake Mendota: 

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10 comments:

Lurker21 said...

Red sky at morning,
Sailor take warning.
Red sky at night,
Sailor's delight.

WK said...

Saw John Mulaney in concert last night. He had two opening comedians on then a surprise set by Dave Chappelle. A number of twitter posts today slammed him for supporting transphobic Chappelle. Generally a funny show.

Venue made everyone put phones and smart watches in sealed bags for the show. Only could be opened on the way out. . . first time I ran into this and have been to a few concerts recently. YONDR was the "bag". Not a fan of being disconnected.

Howard said...

Walden Pond was colder last night and this morning. The weather earlier in the week caused cold water upwelling

JCann said...

"A wonderful bird is the pelican/his bill can hold more than his belican" I think Bertie Wooster attributed that to The Poet Nash, his standard of literary excellence, but apparently it was somebody named Merritt.

hugh42 said...

Great pic.

farmgirl said...

https://youtu.be/DbwXe5LhNNA

This was a nice visit w/Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying &Bishop Barron.
Very philosophical, but also scientific as both professors taught science at Evergreen.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

OK, that is spectacular photography. I wish I were in a place where such things more or less fell into one's hands. I live in a place where we have all manner of birds, including some I have not seen until now. For the first time in a decade, we have a pair of Western tanagers ("common," sez Sibley, but not if I haven't seen them here in a decade). And then a flock of (I think) house finches that decided to descend on one tree here. I thought they were cedar waxwings at first, but, no. The peculiar thing is that a couple days later there were a different flock attacking the same tree, and they actually were cedar waxwings -- unless there is any other bird that has a crest and comes in flocks.

Marc said...

I'm pretty sure I've seen Western tanagers here in Eugene in the past two or three weeks (thanks, Merlin!). No pelicans, however.

Birdwatcher said...

Beautiful. Thank you for the photos.

farmgirl said...

I once met a peppermint farmer from Eugene…