Coquimbo Chile is a marine bird paradise!
It is home to the impressive Peruvian Pelican.
Peruvian Pelicans are twice the size of their northern cousins and stand up to five feet tall!
They somehow manage to look individually comical,
but sober as judges in a group.
These beauties were photographed in Coquimbo Chile, and on the Palomino and Ballestas Islands off the coast of Peru.
Cheers to you from the pretty as a picture Peruvian pelis~
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Five feet tall? That’s human-sized. Certainly is one BIG bird!
Yep, when you stand next to them, you look them in the eye!
Wow, what beautiful but massive birds!
They are huge but very friendly and not scared of people.
Thank you & cheers!
This is the first time I’m seeing your post in the Reader for a long time.
You are amazing. You never fail to make me happy. Never.
Awwww, you kind comment just made me very happy. Hugs to you my friend <3
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Wow! What a majestic bird the Peruvian pelican is! Great photos, Cindy!
Thank you Peter. They are beauties aren’t they!
Very large bird! They are as tall as me!!!
Yeah, I know. Remarkable. To me it is nothing short of wonderful to see a bird that isn’t the least bit intimidated when I come near, and actually beckons me closer, to look me directly in the eye.
Amazing birds! Not sure I would like to be close to 5ft tall one. Great pics, Cindy!
They are very friendly and not at all intimidated which isn’t surprising considering their size and their beak. Everything is bigger in the southern hemisphere.
They are awesome! Very imposing looking, especially at that height! Wonderful photos. 🙂
So happy you enjoyed these impressive creatures Lynette & thank you!
The group of four looks rather mercyless. 🙂
Just about to pass sentence!
Great captures! Cindy. Fantastic big birds, gentle giants. I’ll be visiting Peru next year in February. I’m planning to visit Islas Ballestas and Paracas. 🙂
Oh, excellent. You will have the time of your life. We went two years in a row!
So very cool. I love the 4 together.
Aren’t they wonderful, they look like the supreme court! 😉
Much appreciated! Thank you.
Amazing insights about these birds. Great photos💙👍
Thank you Raj. They are birdies that command attention.
Yes indeed Cindy👍
Such beautiful photos Cindy! I love pelis.
Thank you Alison, I love them too <3
SO ATMOSPHERIC CINDY, I CAN ALMOST TASTE THE SALTY AIR, THANKS FOR SHARING, CHINA
Thank you for appreciating them & cheers to you.
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I love birds of the sea and pelicans are one of my personal favorites! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you more for appreciating these wonderful birds.
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Happy weekend sweet friend <3
Beautiful photographs as always Cindy. These are glorious birds.
Hugs back to you David & thank you too!
Wow, such massive birds. 😮
Thank you! They are big beauties aren’t they.
Wowsome Cindy! Great info and photographs
Very happy you enjoyed them & cheers to you!
Wow! Amazing they look
They are impressive creatures aren’t they!
WOW! Love the shots of the Peruvian Pelicans, these birds are magnificient. Thank you for liking these captures,
Happy weekend, Cindy.
I am so pleased you like these regal birdies & cheers to you Isabel <3
These are really stunning
Aren’t they wonderful. I like all the variety of feather texture.
My goodness! Five feet tall!! That’s quite something.
These birdies have presence!
Wunderschöne Aufnahmen! Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende. Ernst
Awww, Sie sind sehr nett, Ernst. Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende!
Great shots of Pelicans, Cindy. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thanks for appreciating them & cheers to you <3
Interesting post. Didn’t know that you could get much larger pelicans in this area
I first saw them last year, stealing fish from fisherman who didn’t resist them!
liebe Cindy, das ist wunderschön, genieße den Tag mit schönen Momenten, Klaus
Vielen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Worte und ein wunderschönes Wochenende, mein Freund.
Magnificent! The detail you’ve captured is incredible. When I saw that first photo, I felt myself immediately transported. I was right there by that harbor.
Awwww, this is such a lovely comment Liz. Thank you & cheers too <3
They must eat humongous amounts of fish! Spectacular photos, Cindy!
Everything grows bigger in the southern hemisphere and thankfully the seas are still full of fish unlike the more fished out northern hemisphere.
Hi. These are birds not to be messed with. Five feet tall is amazing. See you!
They can definitely look you in the eye!
I can only imagine a 5 foot tall pelican! Fantastic.
They are so awesome because they are not afraid of you.
Fabulous, Cindy! I wouldn’t argue with one 😆💕 xx
Nope. They want my fish? They can have it. No problem!
Gorgeous pics, as always…love the last one with the boats. 🥰
Awww, thanks so much for looking until the end & cheers to you Mya.
I love these amazing birds…must be intimidating to short people! They do look like judges in some poses. 🙂
They absolutely look like they have heard you plead your case and are not impressed.
Wonderful photos! Their beak is so colourful!
Grazie and yes, unlike their cousins, they are quite colorful. It makes them stand out.
They do look comical in their own austere way, Cindy, nice photos.
Thanks much Leslie & happy Saturday <3
Happy weekend Cindy…. 🙂
Same to you <3
Wow – unbelievable – had no idea they could be as tall as I am!!
You can have a birds eve view conversation with them!
Wow. Big and cute! You sure do travel to a lot of beautiful places Cindy.
Thanks Brad, I try to grab as much of life as I can, while I can. <3
What striking birds they are and just preening for you. That must have been some trip. Filled with envy here.:)
Thank you Marlene. They are beauties aren’t they and they have such stately presence. I have learned that envy only works when you don’t have all the facts!! 😉 <3
Aren’t they striking and unique!
Gorgeous photographs of beautiful birds! They must be the most beautiful pelicans I’ve ever seen!
They are impressive aren’t they. They tend to walk right up to you if you stay still (and if fish are around!)
Your running commentaries are almost as entertaining as the photographs. Almost. And I like how you bring back from far-flung places with such treasures to share.
People like you are why I so love blogging. Thank you for such a thoughtful comment & cheers to you Albert.
Absolutely amazing, Cindy! Wonderful shots of these beauties. I never knew they were that big, and the colours are extremely beautiful. My colours as well…cannot but love them. And they have got character – indeed!
Gracias Leya. They are rather sober and serious birds, despite also appearing a bit comical. They are lots of fun to watch <3
True! And live must be a wonderful experience!
Beautiful images of these adorable birds Cindy, they look like fabulous company! 🙂💜 xxx
They are fabulous company and seem to enjoy being around people (and fish!)
I LOVE pelicans! These are gorgeous photos and I thank you for sharing with us! 🙂
They are awesome creatures aren’t they! Thank you for appreciating them <3
I love pelicans.
I <3 people who <3 pelis!
They are tall!! I love watching them flying low and dive down into the water. These have more colorful than those I have seen in Fl.
They are amazing in flight aren’t they. These guys don’t dive like the ones you live around. They float on the ocean and catch the fish that swim by. More energy saving approach to fishing 😉
Gorgeous! Thank you!
Thank you more for your kind appreciation!
Once again, these are beautiful photographs! Thank you, Cindy!
Thank you more Charles. We live in a profoundly beautiful world. It seems it’s up to us to not ruin it even more than we have.
Beautiful, both the birds and the boats! 🙂
Yep. Birds and boats, fisherman and creatures. It is an old relationship, There are so many more photos I have of these true fisherman, who go out in their tiny pangas, and brave the sea. They have relationships, which I have photographed, with gigantic sea lions, and all the crying birds, to whom they toss fish.
BIG birds. Oh, my. Sober as judges. Heh. I was thinking that they look very dignified like Pastors of a church.
And, those colorful boats! Wow!
Yes, in a group, they look humans comfortable with passing judgement.
Great Pics, beautiful pelicans. Thanks for sharing
Thank you Gary and be weill.
Other than their colorful beaks, they look just like our Florida browns, except, as you said, much larger. Happy Sunday, Cuz 😊……. 💚
Happy Sunday to you cuz & enjoy the sunshine! (I know you are).
I was just thinking tonight, “where in the world is Cindy”? I see Peru is the host and perhaps you’re been held hostage by Pelicans, ha! At 5′ tall, they’re nearly as tall as me. Cranky, that’s one big bird! Cheers dear x K
At this momentito in X. I am ensconced at The Holler, watching the barn owlets leave their box. These photos are from our March trip. I always have more photos than trip! Hugs to you sweet friend <3
There’s no place like home. Judy said it first and I usually tend to agree ! <3
And Toto 2 <3
Wow! Five feet tall? They are exquisite birds. Thank you, Cindy!
Thank you more for appreciating the pelis <3
I can’t help wondering why they all stand around with their heads tucked, Cindy. “Sober as judges,” indeed! But at least it looks like they all went to the same grooming salon, ha!
Just like judges in their identical robes….. My brother’s a judge. I should stop this line of discussion 😉
There is a marvelous feeling that comes when you are next to the ocean. The sounds of birds, wind and voice come together. Exquisite photos, Cindy.
Hugs to you Rebecca <3
Nice looking birds. They don’t seem friendly. But at 5 feet tall, they don’t have to be. lol
They are definitely not looking for hugs!
Cindy, you are moving around the World faster than I’m reading your posts. 😀
Laughing….I am home now. These photos were from our March trip. I always have more photos than trip, so I often post more photos after I have returned home. Cheers to you Alexander~
I do the same. However you travel a lot.
Wow, besides the length of their beaks, I didn’t know they’re almost as tall as me. lol. Beautiful as always. <3
They only get this big when you start moving far south… Thanks for your kind words and cheers to you!
Beautiful as always!
How magnificent are these Majestic birds… Beautiful images Cindy
I’m in love!!!!!
thats the best looking pelican I’ve seen Cindy! Funny how we attribute importance of a animal by its appearance.
It is rather shallow isn’t it. We do it on both ends. The naked mole rat got a lot of attention for being unattractive. I think it’s Chaucer’s fault. He started the whole looks reflect character trend 😉
I suspect he was the first to write about it officially but was simply reflecting what people had already been thinking about.
Ya,those mole rats certainly weren’t around when good looks were being handed out!
Did you say 5 feet tall?? Yikes! They are remarkable-looking birds.
Aren’t they striking creatures! Thankfully they are friendly too.
Wow … twice the size as our pelicans? Now that’s a big bird!
Yep, you don’t want to make them mad. They want some fish? Best to give them some <3
Holy Hannah — I didn’t know there were any pelicans that tall! It must be intimidating when they drop in for a visit. Captivating photos, Cindy. Thanks for sharing them. Hugs on the wing!
Hugs to you sweet lady & cheers too <3
Birds are strange!
You are doing well with your newer Sony. What a surprise.
You are a wonderful person.
They are. But we can take heart, knowing humans are the strangest critters of all.
Be well John.
We had to invent words for our strangeness.
Up to five feet tall? That fact AND your colorful photos definitely impressive, Cindy
Thank you Ruth & cheers to you <3
Coucou toi belle CINDY
Je viens déposer
Le soleil dans ton coeur
Ma douceur dans ton âme
Un ciel étoilé dans ton regard
Lorsque ton coeur
Parlera à mon coeur
Nos âmes brûleront ,d’une douce chaleur
Lorsque je viens te rendre visite
Il me semble que je prends ta main
Afin d’être unis d’une grande amitié Céleste
Agréable journée ou soirée belle semaine
Gros bisous Bernard
Merci beaucoup Bernard~
it’s worth posting. Thanks
Thank you & cheers to you~
Fantastic pictures! 💕
They look very sober and well-behaved kind!! But 5 feel tall?? That’s almost like humans!! 😳
They can, and do, look you directly in the eye!
Some look as if they are just cleaned from oil. i would put them with other animals on pintarest
Absolutely gorgeous! These photos look like they belong in a National Geographic magazine or something of that sort. Stunning what you’ve captured. ♥
You are very kind & it is lovely to meet you! Thank you for stopping by <3
Lovely to meet you as well, Cindy. Have a wonderful day! ♥
My goodness me, what fabulous photos. I am gobsmacked Cindy. You are amazing. x
You are incredibly kind and most appreciated! Cheers to you Jane & Happy Weekend <3
Not kind, I speak the truth. Lovely. You have a talent. xx
Wow, a five foot bird! So many birds of different shape, size and colors. You do a great job of such beautiful variety of them.
Thank you John. We both love our feathered friends!
Those Peruvian pelicans are incredible! Magnificent photos 😊
So happy you like them & thank you kindly ,3
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