Chaos

This week’s Photo Challenge at WordPress is Chaos.  Here hundreds of blue-footed boobies and pelicans attack a bait ball in the Galapagos Islands.  There birds were diving constantly, splashing, screeching, and gorging.  Pelicans got so full of fish they were unable to take off again. See more depictions of CHAOS at the WordPress challenge site. Travel safe.  Have fun. Advertisements

Galapagos Brown Pelicans

Brown pelicans were frequent visitors to the Celebrity Xpedition during Kongo’s visit to the Galapagos Islands last week.  The amazing birds are graceful in flight and have an uncanny ability to skim just inches above the waves while searching for food. The have keen eyes and always turn up when there are fish around.

Pelican Love

You can tell it’s pelican mating season just by looking at them.  The throats of California Brown Pelicans turn bright red and stay that way until after the eggs are in the nest. Both male and female pelicans help build the nest and care for the young.  Kongo spied this good looking pelican looking to hook up along the shore at La Jolla Cove in San Diego late this afternoon.

Safari Park Birds

A rare Pink Backed Pelican opens wide at San Diego’s Safari Park, part of the world famous San Diego Zoo.  Faithful readers of Kongo’s blog will recall that the monkey has an affinity for waterfowl of all types and there were some great birds to see yesterday at the Safari Park.