Pelican Flying During Florida Artic Chill

The Artic blast grounded flights all over the United States but could not ground this Christmas pelican!

Thank you to MB for a great photo taken at just the right time

Ducks Debriefing Baltimore

Ducks winter evening debriefing at the reservoir in Baltimore few days ago.

Thanks to AB for the picture

Flying Birds in Baltimore (USA) and Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

At the airport in Baltimore in the USA there are beautiful statues of birds flying in formation. In Port Elizabeth in the Walmer Park Shopping Mall, next to the main lift, there are similar displays of flying birds. Also beautiful.

Flying birds display, Walmer Park Shopping Centre, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. April 30, 2022.

John Bartels

Why birds migrate vast distances – and how you can help during their breeding season

Birds are master navigators, negotiating journeys of thousands miles each year.
— Read on theconversation.com/why-birds-migrate-vast-distances-and-how-you-can-help-during-their-breeding-season-180356

Little Bird Blast Off – iPhone Camera Tip -Three photos – Please Scroll Down

I was quietly enjoying some seed. I got a fright. To get away quickly I lifted my wings up high and then pumped down. Hard. In the flash. I was away! The three pictures are stills from a slow motion video (set at 4K at 30 fps. 4K at 60 fps might have been better) taken with an iPhone 12 Pro Max. Thanks to my son in London for the “stills from video” tip. The looped video is at the bottom. In the video note how the bird at the top drops down and then takes off. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Sitting calmly but alert
I get a fright – wing/s up!
Wings down. Blast off! I am g!one.