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Friday, November 23, 2018

Sweet Little Pelican

 The little brown pelican has passed away at Wild Arc.

They are not sure what went wrong.  She had a wound on her side.

These pictures were all taken earlier when she was in good shape.

I really love pelicans and am so upset that she did not make it.

I thought she would return to her home farther south.

We usually get a few pelicans here in the late summer but they are always in a group and then they go back south.
  This little girl was in Wild Arc before and was released and then had to go back to the Wild Arc with a wound on her side.

She was quite a celebrity here as she would fly from one bay to the other and everyone got very attached to her, well I mean I did anyway and a few others.

Some people called her "Victoria".

She was very tame and possibly could not escape from an attack.

They will do some tests to find out what actually was the cause of her sudden death.


This is where she liked to spend a lot of time.

This is called Esquimalt Lagoon and she was here a lot but many people have dogs here also.

Anyway I am really so sad that her time here ended like this.

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Weekend Reflections

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This is Esquimalt Lagoon where the pelican was a lot of the time.


  1. I am so sorry that the pelican has died. I get really attached to all the critters I am familiar with, domestic and wild and it is upsetting when something happens to them.

  2. Excellent pictures. Sorry that she did not survive.

  3. Yes that is sad but perhaps you will learn what she died of. Love the videos especially the last one Nora. Have a great weekend.

  4. Fabulous sky shots! Such sad news about the little pelican...

  5. Atmospheric photos, great landscape

  6. Beautiful photos. I'm so sorry to hear about the poor pelican. I love your two black and white images.

  7. Oh, gosh, so sorry to hear about the pelican. It does look like a sweet one. :( I had no idea these birds came to the Island. I believe they as as plentiful as seagulls in Florida but didn't realize they flew into our region as well.

  8. so sorry about the pelican.....I love pelicans too and luckily I live close-by to where lots of pelicans stay for the whole summer!

  9. Love that last image!! Awesome fiery sky and its reflection...

  10. You've made such a beautiful post Nora. Really sorry to read about Little Pelican.
    Your photos are so lovely as well as the videos :D)

  11. Your photos are outstanding!

  12. What a great bird. Nice picture.


  13. Beautiful series.

  14. It's that cycle of life. We've become pretty inured around here. We see so much evidence of the natural eat or be eaten in our forests. Plus, hubby has cancer, and we have come to terms with it. We endeavour to enjoy each moment. It's hard, but that is our goal.

  15. But WildArc gave her some happy times. Wildlife rehabs do such wonderful work.

  16. Thanks so much for these lovely comments.

  17. Awesome images of the creatures around you. It's sad to find that a favorite is dead.


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