Saturday, September 27, 2014

White Pelicans Found Shot to Death in Northeast Kansas (Reward)

Pelicans really are breathtakingly beautiful.
The white pelican's wingspan is 108 inches!
!! At 62 inches long it is the largest bird in Kansas...

I'd pulled over to the side of a country road to photograph some Bald Eagles once
and was startled to see a long languid line of these birds headed for Tuttle Creek Reservoir...

On the news tonight it was reported that a reward is offered for info leading to the conviction of whoever killed several of these protected migrating birds. Seven pelicans appeared to be killed all at the same time...

story kfdi/news/Seven-pelicans-found-dead-in-northern-Kansas

"...A game warden in northern Kansas is asking the public for help to find anyone connected to the shooting death of seven American white pelicans.
Jewell County game warden Mike Peterson says he found the federally protected birds shot to death in Lovewell Reservoir on Friday...."


"...The Salina Journal reports ( ) the pelicans are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and those who shot the birds would be subject to fines and jail time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jewell county game warden at (620) 450-7190 or call Operation Game Thief at (877) 426-3843..."

More pictures, videos: pelicans


pelicans over k-state

pelicans-are-so-beautiful-your-heart must be breaking

pic from the wwweb


Friday, September 12, 2014

No Fear; but Strength and Dignity!

In my comings and goings I met a woman with great wisdom TATTOOED on her arm!

The cool thing was that this woman had indeed, a sense of calm strength about her. ( and beautiful pics of her kids on the wall...)

Read the whole psalm here:

And more beautiful tats