Pelican Morning

American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) and Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) . Susan Black photo.
Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) . Susan Black photo.
American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)). Susan Black photo.

Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) . Susan Black photo.

Park visitor Susan Black captured images of American White Pelicans almost two weeks ago using her cell phone (“Rare Pelicans” May 26 2022). This time she brought her camera and got lucky again. “I had a feeling they were there,” she said. She found not only the big white pelicans but also the more familiar brown ones foraging on the North Basin. Both species were using the scooping method to gobble up little fish swimming close to the surface. The brown birds sometimes also plunge dive to get prey that runs deeper.

Susan’s cell phone pix weren’t bad, but these camera shots are on a higher level. Please bring your camera all the time, Susan! And thank you for sharing.

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  • June 8, 2022 at 6:12 pm
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    Beautiful photos!

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