American White Pelican

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American White Pelican Dumping a Load in Flight

2017-09-12T05:09:11+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Categories: American White Pelicans, Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I focused on this bird I didn't know I'd be photographing an American White Pelican dumping a load while flying over the marshes at the refuge with the Promontory Mountains in the background.

Is This American White Pelican Flying With Its Bill Full?

2017-09-09T07:27:32+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Categories: American White Pelicans, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I just don't know but I do know I have never seen an American White Pelican in flight with its bill looking like this ever before and I have photographed them hundreds of times in flight.

Juvenile American White Pelican at Bear River MBR

2017-08-28T04:58:37+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: American White Pelicans, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When the young American White Pelicans are old enough to leave the island they fly to areas like Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge to learn how to catch fish on their own before they migrate in the fall.

One Funny Looking American White Pelican Photo

2017-08-26T04:57:06+00:00 August 26th, 2017|Categories: American White Pelicans, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , |

To me it looks like this American White Pelican was doing an impression of a floating, domestic white turkey because when the pelican was facing me nearly head on the length of pelican's long bill seemed to disappear