Featured in The Birds – May 14, 2011
I also was lucky enough to see many beautiful Pelicans yesterday. We stopped at Seven Sisters, and I was delighted to see many Pelicans so close to the shore of rushing water on the Whitemouth River. They were diving, flying, fishing, you name it and I took so many pictures it was hard to decide which one to show you. I liked this one because the bird is looking at me with its pale blue eyes.
American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
Breeding on lakes throughout the northern Great Plains and mountain West, the American White Pelican is one of the largest birds in North America. It winters along the coasts, but breeds only inland.
Large, white waterbird.
Long bill with extensible pouch.
Body large and heavy.
Wings long and broad, with black trailing edge.
Juvenile similar to adult, but with dirty grayish markings on head and back.
Canon EOS Rebel XTi; Sigma 150-500mm lens
Seven Sisters, Manitoba, Canada