Tagged P – Pelican Personality

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I have studied human behavior for many years and believe I am a pretty astute observer. Based on this expertise, I am bringing you my interpretation of the “Pelican Personality” based on my life-long (okay 5 months) co-habitation in the wilds (okay Naples, Florida) with them.

They are very vain creatures, spending lots of time with grooming. They do this in groups, trying to outdo each other, suggestive of highly competitive personalities.

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They also seem to put on airs, adopting the Victorian custom of leaving calling cards whenever they visit.

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Sometimes they get a little tipsy (could they party too hearty?) and show off.

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Do I detect some indifference to the suffering of the little guy?

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What is very obvious is their lack of eating etiquette. They dive for their food with total gusto, causing waves for other dining patrons.

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But at the end of the day, they glide gracefully into the sunset.

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I suggest you glide over to Frizz’s place to see how others are thinking about the letter “P”. Or maybe you want to give us your best pics that begin with “P”.

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11 Comments »

  1. That first pic makes me wanna’ pick him up & carry him around like a foo foo pet 😆
    I love how you captured & interpreted their personalities!

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    • Totally by accident, RoSy. I just snapped away hoping I would get something interesting. Then I didn’t know what to do with them, until I started to do this challenge tonight. I’m glad you enjoyed them.

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  2. You’ve captured their antics and strange beauty perfectly. I lived in Miami for many years growing up, and pelicans are something I miss here in the mountains of the NW, though I see them occasionally when visiting Ocean Shores or Westport. Funny critters!

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    • They are very funny, Sheri. They aren’t pretty and seem klutzy when they take off and land, but at the same time I love them. Great fun.

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  3. “…I have studied human behavior for many years and believe I am a pretty astute observer. Based on this expertise, I am bringing you my interpretation of the “Pelican Personality” …”- my favorite image: the first of your gallery; maybe a metaphor for my own character? To sit in a chair and think …

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    • Oh, yes. If I could spend half of my time taking pictures and half of my time sitting and thinking (writing is a form of thinking for me, too) I would be one happy woman. I found the first pelican very appealing also. I think you are right – he seems very thoughtful – and even wise.

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