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9 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – American White Pelican”
Pelicans are so photogenic!
Excellent capture. I was recently traveling and surprised by pelicans in South Dakota. I didn’t even get one shot, so this is a little consolation!
Excellent shot! During a visit to La Crosse last spring, we were surprised to see a pelican on Mississippi River levee. We grew up there and never saw one in the area until then. We had no idea they came so far north. A worker on one of the paddleboats docked at Riverside Park said they sometimes follow the barges up from delta.
Pelikans are such cool dudes. We can only see them in the zoo, but they always seem to love the camera. 🙂
Wren – Pelicans really are camera-friendly!!
Louise – I still am surprised to have them in the general area of Rockford, IL
MJ – that is cool… makes sense they’d follow the barges. I was surprised how far north they go to. Especially since “pelicans” are usually assumed to be the brown ones at ocean docks.
Gwendolen – they are definitely sooo cool. And also pretty odd fellows 🙂
Beautiful shot of the pelican on the wing, against the blue sky..
Nice shot! I got my first shots of birds in flight recently..I was so excited…
I was traveling south today (7/28/13) on Lyford road ( between state st. & rote road) on the east side of Rockford Il., when I looked up and saw a large formation of perhaps 40-50 large birds flying northbound, but on a parallel course to me. At first I thought perhaps they were snow geese, but as distance closed between myself and the formation, I realised that they were American White Pelicans. They were flying (as geese) in a perfect V formation. Very cool… never seen them around here before.
Wes – sweet sighting! I have seen pelicans at Nygren Wetlands and less often along the Rock River. I hope they are getting more and more common around here.