Wednesday, July 10, 2019

White Pelican, July 10, 2019

Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, July 9, 2019
The American White Pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, is one of the largest of North American birds. They are strong fliers, migrating north to their breeding grounds, and returning south in the colder months of the year. They use their huge bills to scoop up fish to eat, and sometimes work in groups to 'herd' fish to shallow water where they are easier to catch. When swimming they may appear to be totally white. The black wing tips are much more visible when they are standing or flying.

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  1. ...I don't think that they migrate up to my neck of the woods!

  2. When we're in Aruba, I walk past all the people down to a point and just watch them dive...they are GREAT!...:)jp

    1. That would be their cousins, the Brown Pelicans - fascinating to watch them dive. Thanks for your visit and comment. Have a wonderful day!

  3. I love seeing pelicans although I've never seen one for myself. Thanks for the photo--I hope you didn't interrupt anything :)

    It's great to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!
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  4. That's a great shot of a beautiful pelican and I love the information.

    The last five years or so we have lots of white pelicans on the Arkansas River in Tulsa. It is a beautiful sight when they are all together on the water.

  5. Hello, great sighting and photo of the White Pelican. They are cool birds. Enjoy your day!


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