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American White Pelican

Photo of the Week (July 29th, 2018)

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I haven't been out shooting much over the last couple of months, and when I have gone out, I've had miserable luck.  Last weekend, I went to Gavin's Point Dam (Nebraska / South Dakota border) to shoot the scads of eagles that are often around this time of year. There were plenty of least 30! But the forecast sunny weather instead turned into a gloomy, dark, miserable day, and the photo opportunities were poor. Today it was again supposed to be gorgeous weather, so I thought I'd try again. This time the weather was as advertised! A gorgeous morning! But the eagles were mostly gone! The 30 were down to about 4 or 5!  Thankfully though there were some other photo opportunities, including a handful of quite late American White Pelicans. Here's one coming in for a landing, joining some buddies prowling the shoreline below the dam.

American White Pelican - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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