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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Migratory White Pelicans 2013

A gathering of migratory White Pelicans in North Texas earlier this year taking to the air after feasting on a buffet of fish, shrimp, and other morsels beneath the waves.

Camera: Nikon D300 with adj 150-500mm Sigma lens
Location: Fort Worth Nature Center and Wildlife Refuge
Minor Photo Tweeks: Cropping, Lighting and and Noise Reduction

The American White Pelican is a large aquatic bird from the order Pelecaniformes. It breeds in interior North America, moving south and to the coasts, as far as Central America and South America, in winter. Wikipedia

Scientific name: Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Rank: Species

White Pelicans