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You have wings. Learn to use them and fly

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You have wings.

Learn to use them and fly

 

 

You were born with potential.

 

You were born with goodness and trust.

 

You were born with ideals and dreams.

 

You were born with greatness.

 

You were born with wings.

 

You are not meant for crawling, so donโ€™t.

 

You have wings.

 

Learn to use them and fly.

 

 

โ€“ Rumi

 

 

 

 

American White Pelican

 

 

More About Pelicans

 

One of the largest North American birds, the American White Pelican is majestic in the air. The birds soar with incredible steadiness on broad, white-and-black wings. Their large heads and huge, heavy bills give them a prehistoric look. On the water they dip their pouched bills to scoop up fish, or tip-up like an oversized dabbling duck. Sometimes, groups of pelicans work together to herd fish into the shallows for easy feeding. Look for them on inland lakes in summer and near coastlines in winter.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/american_white_pelican/lifehistory

American White Pelicans cooperate when feeding. Sometimes, large groups gather in wetlands. They coordinate their swimming to drive schooling fish toward the shallows. The pelicans can then easily scoop up these corralled fish from the water.

 

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Habitat

 

 

American White Pelicans breed mainly on isolated islands in freshwater lakes or, in the northern Great Plains, on ephemeral islands in shallow wetlands. They forage in shallow water on inland marshes, along lake or river edges, and in wetlands, commonly 30 miles or more from their nesting islands. Where late summer temperatures bring sunning fish near the surface, these pelicans can forage on deeper lakes. During migrations, they stop in similar habitats to forage and rest. Catfish aquaculture farms in the Mississippi Delta have become increasingly popular spring migration stops for more easterly migrating flocks. In the winter, they favor coastal bays, inlets, estuaries, and sloughs where they can forage in shallow water and rest on exposed spots like sandbars. They rarely winter inland, though the Salton Sea in Southern California is a regular exception. Other inland sites may include large rivers where moving water prevents surface ice, including stretches below dams.

 

American White Pelican - Salton Sea and Borrego Area - 10-13-2007 - 032

2 Comments

  1. Wow! What an amazing video! They attached the camera to a pelican’s beak? No wonder he had a trouble flying! he-he…

    For me, I had my wings growing few time in my life. The latest one started when I heard the sounds of the Hawaiian nose flute for the first time, it pulled some strings in my Soul… In a few days I came home with my own nose flute made by a person who became my teacher and inspiration for years to come… That was a start of a long and happy road, and it just keeps growing like a tree with many branches…
    One of the most magical moments was when I created my very first flute from a discounted Tikki Torch which I got in Home Depot for 3$…lol That felt like a true magic, when the bamboo stick started to sing!
    Then, came the moments of sharing with others. Sharing the flutes, sharing the sound from the heart… Nothing can be compared to the feeling of the healing, joy and peace that spreads around…

    Thank you for starting this beautiful conversation, Andrew, and letting me share my “wings”!

    • Great story Marina! “Stings in my Soul” poetic. I know the feeling. Such a wonderful thing. Keep on playing. Healing. Growing. Being in peace. ๐Ÿ™‚

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