More American White Pelicans

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Here is another series of photos of the beautiful American White Pelican from two weeks ago.  I hope you enjoy!

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44 thoughts on “More American White Pelicans

    • I’m always looking for that funny behavior! 😁 I’m not really sure if he was yawning, or maybe shifting something that was going down his throat. Or maybe he was telling me something!! 😊

      Oh my, yes Barbara, I will miss this remote area of birding/wildlife paradise! 🥰

  1. Donna these are ALL beautiful! I especially love the super close up of the pelican’s open mouth and the group that are reflected in the still water. What wonderful lighting in all of the photos!

    • Thank you, Susan! The local birders I’ve run into at the Marsh Trail said this has been fantastic winter with the 15-20 species of birds at this location. I’ve never seen anything like it. And it’s set up perfectly with the morning sun directly behind you along the whole trail.

  2. Thy are so beautiful big guys. I like pelicans very much. It has been at lest 5 years that I haven’t seen a white one. Great captures, Donna. (As always!) 🙂

    • Thank you, HJ! I’ve really enjoyed seeing them alongside all the egrets, cormorants and other birds just to fathom their size, which is truly amazing. And especially when they take flight with such ease!! 🙂

  3. Love every one, but of course the BIF with he reflection is my favorite 😍. And the reflections with the Cormorants. Well, they are all great!
    These Pelicans have odd eyes to photograph, and you’ve gotten some great captures of them with the closeups.

    • Thank you, Ellen! They certainly are a magnificent bird! I noticed their odd eyes for the first time this year, they are very cool. It’s been over a week now since I’ve seen a White Pelican. 😕

      • You’re welcome and they sure are magnificent. Often I find their eyes looking flat in my images. Ah, I’ve wondered when they’ll be headed north. A friend saw a large flock of them yesterday at Bear Island, we only saw a few there last week.

  4. Great photos! We actually have a couple dozen of them who spend their summer on a small reservoir about 40 miles from here, and I enjoy seeing them too.

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