Aug 162013
 
American White Pelican - Nonmigratory

This is a sizable congregation of nonmigratory American White Pelicans photographed at Lake Lewisville. While I watched the initial group was joined by around a dozen additional pelicans flying in from the west. Wikipedia has this to say about American White Pelicans: The German naturalist Johann Friedrich Gmelin described the American White Pelican in 1789.

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Jul 202013
 
American White Pelican - Lake Ray Hubbard

A swarm of dozens of non-migratory American White Pelicans flying over their summer home at Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett, Texas. Wikipedia has this to say about American White Pelicans: The American White Pelican rivals the Trumpeter Swan as the longest bird native to North America. Both very large and plump, it has an overall

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Jul 132013
 
American White Pelican - Landing

Groups of American White Pelicans flying in to congregate in the waters of John Bunker Sands Wetland Center in Seagoville, Texas. Wikipedia has this to say about American White Pelicans: The bill is huge and flat on the top, with a large throat sac below, and, in the breeding season, is vivid orange in color

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Nov 272012
 
American White Pelican - Odd Association

This unusual juxtaposition was observed high in the sky over the Joppa Preserve. We first noticed a small kettle of Black Vultures circling lazily over head in a midday thermal. We were enjoying watching these large birds soar through the clear, blue sky, when we were surprised to see an even larger American White Pelican

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Nov 252012
 
American White Pelican - Autumn Birds

American White Pelicans congregating at Sunset Bay on White Rock Lake. Wikipedia has this to say about American White Pelicans: Apart from the difference in size, males and females look exactly alike. Immature birds have light grey plumage with darker brownish nape and remiges. Their bare parts are dull grey. Chicks are naked at first,

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Oct 102012
 
American White Pelican - Fall Migration

If you look to the skies at this time of the year you may see something similar to this. Migrating American White Pelicans congregate into swirling and undulating masses of birds that flash white or black depending upon the orientation of the soaring pelicans. The groupings can be quite large and tend to be very

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Sep 122012
 
American White Pelican - White Rock Lake

Did you know there were pelicans in the Dallas/Fort Worth area? Well, there are. I have always thought of them more as sea birds, but they are here. These American White Pelicans were observed at White Rock Lake. Wikipedia has this to say about American White Pelicans: American White Pelicans nest in colonies of several

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Sep 102012
 
Journal - Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Dateline – August 26, 2012 It is no secret that I enjoy working on this web site. Almost every week it seems I come across something new and interesting—often things I have never seen or heard of before. But, every once in a while, my efforts lead me to something really unique—something that I feel

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Jan 072012
 
American White Pelican – Migration Break

American White Pelicans at Woodlake Pond in Carrollton, Texas. Wikipedia has this to say about American White Pelicans: They winter on the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts from central California and Florida south to Panama, and along the Mississippi River at least as far north as St. Louis, Missouri. In winter quarters, they are

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