This mom has her hands full with 3 babies begging for food.
“Are you my parent? Then feed me.” This one looks really hungry. He probably knows the parent has fish in his pouch and it just waiting for him to burp it back up. Yum!
“I need some ketchup for your head.” Two older babies playing.
You can see the veins in the soft pink pouch.
The parent looks tired.
More baby pelicans at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. I got there as the parents were about to start feeding the babies. These are all pictures of some of the first-born ones this spring. They are all around a month old. There are still a few more that had just been born while I was there. Now that they are bigger and moving around it was fun to watch them. Most of the time they were begging to be fed. A few times some of them seemed to be playing. They grow up so fast.
I think bird parents are amazingly patient. 🙂
Wow! They look like a handful!
Oh, they’re wonderful, Dina. The little fluffy ones are adorable, and the older ones look like such fun. Thanks for sharing them with us.
oh, such poor little pale ones! too funny!
These photos are absolutely wonderful!
I love pelicans! Thanks for the great pics, this is not something I see in Iowa. We see the great whites migrating through, but not the brown ones. And never babies. Thanks.
wow -stunning shots