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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Storks and Pelicans

Endangered Wood Storks against a backdrop of cumulus cloud,
Everglades National Park, Florida,
April 2004

White Pelicans against a backdrop of altocumulus
migrating through the Danube Delta, Romania, May 2006

Sky Watch Friday

Maalie selects images from his albums of travel pictures for Skywatch

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Blogger Maria said...

We have storks here in Austria too in the warm season. Nice pics. Thanks for your visit:)

7:48 pm  
Blogger Guy D said...

Great captures Jim, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!
Regina In Pictures

7:55 pm  
Blogger RuneE said...

We don't get storks here, so thank you for sharing yours!

8:00 pm  
Blogger Rob Ripma said...

Both are such beautiful birds. Always a treat to see!

8:08 pm  
Blogger Maria said...

The Danube Delta in Romania must be a great place to visit! I think there must be vast prestine areas. Great!

8:13 pm  
Blogger Merisi said...

I love the birds in flight,
and the idea of being in Florida this time of the year! :-)

8:13 pm  
Blogger Steffi said...

Great pictures of storks and pelicans.Very beautiful!Thank you for your visit!

8:14 pm  
Blogger Tarolino said...

Wonderful bewinged air in your pictures. I love to see birds in flight. The Danube delta must be a paradise for a bird photographer.

Thanks for your visit in my blog. Luckily I live in southern Finland so no there is no ice in May anymore on the lakes.

9:07 pm  
Blogger Tink *~*~* said...

I've been known to pull over to the side of the road, just to watch a wood stork hunting around in the swales for something to nibble on. Loved your photos from the Everglades.

Happy Friday!

Tink *~*~*
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11:04 pm  
Blogger Arija said...

Oh, they are such beautiful birds and so majestic in flight.

11:41 pm  
Blogger Bradley Myers said...

Good shots, I always like watching birds.

12:23 am  
Blogger Babooshka said...

I cannot think of the last time I saw a stork. Got me thinking now if we have any here. Have to check. Fabulous captures.

12:30 am  
Blogger kayleen said...

Great shots. One of these days I'm going to go see a wood stork. Thanks for sharing

4:14 am  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...


Quite beautiful photos. In my imagination I can almost smell the air and feel it. Hope it feels as warm as it was here today: we were up to above 17 C today!

As to Genesis 1-11 as I gather from your conversations on Susan's blog and elsewhere, I believe it's in all likelihood mytho-historical. It refers to what happened in history, but in symbolic terms.

If I state this on Susan's blog or elsewhere it may just cause an unnecessary stir, but actually this (or something close to it) is becoming (if it hasn't already become) the default position of evangelicals in the United States today. I am on a project right now, and that has sidetracked me from Dawkins for the moment, as well.

5:37 am  
Blogger Firefly said...

We get the white storks coming to South Africa during our summers and migrate back to Europe in winter. People don't really expect them here, so when they see them they are amazed at how far these big birds fly to enjoy the African sunshine.

5:53 am  
Blogger Lara said...

thank you so much for visiting! I enjoyed your site, too! and glad you were in Vienna - a lovely place, isn't it :)?

6:34 am  
Blogger auringonkukka finland =) said...


9:45 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

how come怀you have 17 comments already? Greetings from all in Japan!

12:09 pm  
Blogger marie-louise said...

Beautiful photos for Skf. I love the pelicans which we have quite a lot of along our coast. I am always astonished how such a large bird can manage so gracefully to fly into the air. Thanks also for visiting my blog

11:16 pm  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

I can't apologize for Lt'l Luther, who was mistaken, but I did leave a comment on Susan's blog. She's largely out of commission for now I would think, and besides this is a crazy hour, but I got up to work on a project while my wife is at work- third shift, and saw what had happened.

Hope your day is a good one, and that Spring is not far from you folks over there!

8:28 am  
Anonymous Reluctantfarmchik said...

Cool photograph technique. Might even be something I could do! Great shots.

11:00 pm  

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