Wednesday, February 20, 2013


009It all started with Maggie barking her head off in the living room. She was barking at this guy on the front side walk by the house. I grabbed my camera and out the door I went…I thought he would fly off…but not…he walked around real slow and let me get very close…like a foot away…
007I backed up a bit and he turned and headed toward the corner of the grass. I walked up close again and he started to peck at the water sprinkler head. You can see it in the corner of the grass.  Now this had not been turned on since Sat. and was not wet….
016I was really trying to figure out what was wrong with him….maybe he needed some water…so I walked over to the hose on the corner of the garage and turned it on to not to scare him…as soon as I turned it on he ran over to me and I mean ran… I kept it on him and he would tilt his head back and open his beak to get the water…This went on for about 10 min…I finally turned of the spay…he walked over and pecked at my foot..not sure what that was about wondering he thought my dirty tenny shoe was a fish or did he want more water…so I turned the water back on it came out fast and scared him. He ran under the MH and then over to the neighbors. I knocked on the neighbors door and ask if he new who we should call for a distressed pelican. He called animal control or someone like that ….they said could not send anyone out …unless it was in distress just not able to fly…well this bird was in distress as far as we were concerned. They said they would see what they could do. HUH?
017Here he is on the neighbors porch…he hung around all morning but would not let us get close again…but would not fly…flap his wings like he wanted but couldn’t….no animal people came along.  Finally about noon I went out to see where he was and another neighbor was out checking him out. While we were talking he walked around and then flew off…Wonderful… now I don’t have to worry anymore.!!!
And so far that’s the end of the Pelican story. Judy if you happen to read this post….do you have any insight into this behavior?
Thanks for looking and come back soon
blessings G&M


  1. I have no idea. I had a white pelican walk right up to me in the Volunteer Village at Malheur NWR in the high desert of Oregon. Eventually he just waddled away. Strange...