07 February 2013

The Lone Pelican

Israel is the land bridge for 70,000 great white pelicans migrating from Africa to Europe in spring and from Europe to Africa in fall.

On their migratory flight, pelicans stop for a few days at the lake across from our home in Ra’anana.      

One pelican with a broken wing could not join with the others as they continued on their flight to Europe in April. 

Her mate stayed behind with her. 
Miriam and I enjoyed seeing the pelican pair swimming side by side as a pair of black swans and a pair of white swans, permanent residents of the lake, glided past them.

After a rain storm In January, her mate was no longer there.

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