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.
Adult Description
Large, white waterbird.
Long bill with extensible pouch.
Legs short.
Body large and heavy.
Feet webbed.
Wings long and broad, with black trailing edge.
Tail short.
Immature Description
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


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  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...about 3 years ago

    Sis, this is just fabulous. So lovely and close that you have wonderful detail. I love the fact that you can see his blue eyes. A Fave! :>)) Leslie

  • thank you so much sis
    Yes he knew I was there, they are sort of clowns ya know.

    – Vickie Emms

  • Bobjarrett
    Bobjarrettabout 3 years ago

    Great shot Vickie.

  • thank you Bob

    – Vickie Emms

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 3 years ago

    Lovely capture, Vickie !!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Cherubtree
    Cherubtreeabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot! xo

  • Marie  Morrison
    Marie Morrisonabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful Capture ! love this one ! :)

  • thank you Marie

    – Vickie Emms

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 3 years ago

    What a fabulous capture here Vickie!!!! :)))))

  • thank you Debbie

    – Vickie Emms

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 3 years ago

    May 15, 2011

  • thank you hon, this is wonderful,,,,,,,,much appreciated

    – Vickie Emms

  • akaurora
    akauroraabout 3 years ago

    Oh, I am so jealous!! We were just down in Florida last month, we were able to see the white pelicans on Sanibel Island, but they were quite a distance away frown … Lovely capture … HUGE CONGRATS on your Feature in The Birds!! Take Care ~ Rick & Deb ~ ☺

  • oh my goodness how wonderful to see you Deb. I have been going to write you and now I will do that. I will send a b/m right away.
    Many thanks – I wish you could have been with me seeing these Pelicans, not bragging, but I could see in their eyes they were so close to shore. I love them too!!

    – Vickie Emms

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