American White Pelicans

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that there were several hundred of the American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) out at O.  C. Fisher lake.  This morning while I was there several of them took flight.    After they flew around the lake a bit they landed back with the flock.  What a beautiful sight they are when flying.  The black on the underside of their wings make a great contrast with the white on the rest of their bodies.  The top photo is one I photographed this morning.  The other images, are a couple from some past outings.  Enjoy them, click on either image for enlargements.

American White Pelicans

American White Pelicans

American White Pelicans

Some side notes:  My calendars for 2011 are now available, 20.00 each including shipping.  Just contact me at or 325-944-1839.  I do business the west Texas way.  Just a handshake.  I’ll mail you the calendar.  You mail a check.  Keeps it simple.

Suzanne Johnson says that the birding at the water treatment ponds at Eldorado is a little slow.  Usually it is a mecca for water birds, but I guess they are taking a few more days stay up north.

Terry Jennings down at Llano reports that as far as he knows, the eagles haven’t yet arrived at their nest.  He’ll let me know and I will pass it on.

Happy Birding!

6 thoughts on “American White Pelicans

  1. Thanks, Steve.

    I love to try to photograph birds in flight. As you say, the Americanf White Pelians are always beautiful against a blue sky. I’m glad you stopped by, too.


  2. As always, great shots Bob! The capture of the pelicans in flight is pretty spectacular. I also enjoyed your previous posts and the shots you posted there. I guess it’s been a few days since I’ve been here. Glad I stopped by!

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