Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bird Dog Reporting!



Bird Dog here....it's been awhile and now it's time to get back to work. In our summer travels we came upon a strange looking bird in the Fergus Falls, MN area. It is called the American White Pelican. In doing my research I have found that they are one of North Americas largest birds. They are about 50 inches long and have a wingspan of 7 feet and they weigh 8 to 10 pounds. They eat fish. They eat about 4 pounds of fish a day. When they hunt for fish they fly about 60 to 70 feet above the water. They have excellent eyesight and when they dive in the after their prey they also get about 3 gallons of water in their mouth too. They then drain it and eat the fish. I thought they looked very interesting. A little funny looking but kinda cool.That's it for today folks. Until next time. Remington "The Bird Dog" out!

7 comments:

RILEY AND STAR said...

BOOTIFUL!!! Hey Remington,

Please drop by our bloggie cause we have an award for you! Whooohoo!

Luv,
Riley and Star.

Madi and Mom said...

Bird Dog....good job I've never seen an American White Pelican. You are super duper birding dog.
Hope you are having a good Tuesday,
Madi and Mom

JackDaddy said...

Jack loves birds too - but I think it's because he is wondering how they can get up in the sky and he can't! But then again, he loves anything that moves.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Beth,
Thanks...Toto was a CHARACTER...I truly believe he was sent to us to teach us unconditional love and how to enjoy a good belly laugh. when I think about the things that dog did and survived, I know he had an angel watching over him.....and sometimes I think Madi is Toto in cat form. She has tried some things too. Milky Way was such a calm and laid back little cat from the day we adopted him until he passed. Good thing he was the middle pet. HA!!!
Have a good evening,
Cecilia (Mom)

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Beth,
It is good to hear from you for any reason here or via email.
I haven't posted any pictures today. I posted several last night w/o any problem. In case you need my home email is candb214@att.net, work
cecilia_upchurch@ncsu.edu. I don't read home everyday so it is fine to email me at work.

Madi and Mom said...

Beth I just loaded a test picture it loaded fine...I wish I was more technical...and could help you. Jack's daddy is very IT savvy maybe email him...
Cecilia

JackDaddy said...

I got an error message when I tried to upload a picture today (Wednesday) as well, so I think it may be a Blogger problem. I would give it a while and see if it corrects itself....