Bird of the Day (BOTD) November 5, 2019 – Pelican

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American White Pelican                                                                                 Images: Hannah Keene 2019

When you first look at a pelican, no matter how many you have seen, the first thing that you notice is their weird, uncanny beak. But equally impressive are their huge, powerful wings. (See the second photo above.)  An adult American White Pelican weighs 14 lbs, but has a wing span of 9 Feet. They are one of the largest North American birds.

Posted for Granny Shot It’s Photo Challenge Bird of the Day (BOTD) and Water Water Everywhere (WWE).

Preening Brown Pelicans On A Dock

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Hannah Keene 2019

Posted for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday, City Sonnet’s October Photo a Day: Birds (Pelicans) and City Sonnet’s October-colors-and-letters- with the letter D (Dock).

What’s the Collective Noun for Pelicans?

A single pelican is called…….

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a pelican, of course.

A group of pelicans is called…….

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pod.*

Notice the cormorant to the right in the last photo. I think he’s hilarious. I guess he figures that if the pelicans find fish, he will too.

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All Images: Hannah Keene 2019.

*A pod is the most commonly referenced collective noun. Do you know of any others? Respond in the comment section for bonus Saturday points!

And have a Happy Six Word Saturday.