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Jan 24, 2023 08:15:45   #
Dan Thornton Loc: Corpus Christi, Texas
 
The White Pelicans are winter visitors, and they often arrive early and stay late. But, whenever they arrive, I am always glad to see them. They are considerably larger than the Brown Pelican, our resident pelican. The last image is a small island where the pelicans gather every year. The island is a good distance from land so the photo is greatly cropped to a panorama view. It is odd to me, but the pelicans on this island seem to lounge around for most of the day without eating. They must eat in shifts because they always have a presence on this island. I hope you enjoy and thanks for viewing.


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Jan 24, 2023 08:31:04   #
robertcbyrd Loc: 28754
 
Where is it located please?

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Jan 24, 2023 08:51:02   #
Lagoonguy Loc: New Smyrna Beach, FL
 
Nice photos. Thanks for sharing.

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Jan 24, 2023 09:42:12   #
imagemeister Loc: mid east Florida
 
Gorgeous in flight ! .......thanks for sharing

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Jan 24, 2023 10:28:25   #
LEWHITE7747 Loc: 33773
 
Dan Thornton wrote:
The White Pelicans are winter visitors, and they often arrive early and stay late. But, whenever they arrive, I am always glad to see them. They are considerably larger than the Brown Pelican, our resident pelican. The last image is a small island where the pelicans gather every year. The island is a good distance from land so the photo is greatly cropped to a panorama view. It is odd to me, but the pelicans on this island seem to lounge around for most of the day without eating. They must eat in shifts because they always have a presence on this island. I hope you enjoy and thanks for viewing.
The White Pelicans are winter visitors, and they o... (show quote)


We were loaded with these beautiful birds. Nice collection.


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Jan 24, 2023 10:38:30   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
A fine set, Dan. They are large birds and fly slowly. This makes them fun to photograph.

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Jan 24, 2023 11:44:28   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
robertcbyrd wrote:
Where is it located please?


Corpus Christi, Texas!

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Jan 24, 2023 14:29:14   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Beautiful set, Dan! #4 is a great catch.

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Jan 24, 2023 14:45:29   #
tramsey Loc: Texas
 
Excellent shots - I like the island shot because you said it was a long way from shore and the cropped

In North Dakota there is a reserve called Chase Lake Game Reserve. For years there were an estimated fifty thousand white pelicans on it. Then it went to zero birds, from fifty thousand to zero in one year. No one knew where they had gone or had seen them leave. About five years later they were all back, from zero birds to fifty thousand and still no answers. Strange
I've seen several thousand in flight, the only thing that can beat it is several thousand Canada geese.

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Jan 24, 2023 17:03:41   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Dan Thornton wrote:
The White Pelicans are winter visitors, and they often arrive early and stay late. But, whenever they arrive, I am always glad to see them. They are considerably larger than the Brown Pelican, our resident pelican. The last image is a small island where the pelicans gather every year. The island is a good distance from land so the photo is greatly cropped to a panorama view. It is odd to me, but the pelicans on this island seem to lounge around for most of the day without eating. They must eat in shifts because they always have a presence on this island. I hope you enjoy and thanks for viewing.
The White Pelicans are winter visitors, and they o... (show quote)


Dan, they are absolutely some of the best looking birds out there, and you've done a great job here 🤍🤍🟡🤍🤍

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Jan 25, 2023 07:04:47   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 
Very nice!

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Jan 25, 2023 08:03:44   #
ecobin Loc: Paoli, PA
 
Excellent photos, Dan.

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Jan 25, 2023 10:56:24   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Great series, Dan.

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Jan 25, 2023 11:26:02   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
Dan Thornton wrote:
The White Pelicans are winter visitors, and they often arrive early and stay late. But, whenever they arrive, I am always glad to see them. They are considerably larger than the Brown Pelican, our resident pelican. The last image is a small island where the pelicans gather every year. The island is a good distance from land so the photo is greatly cropped to a panorama view. It is odd to me, but the pelicans on this island seem to lounge around for most of the day without eating. They must eat in shifts because they always have a presence on this island. I hope you enjoy and thanks for viewing.
The White Pelicans are winter visitors, and they o... (show quote)


Very nice set Dan.

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Jan 25, 2023 12:16:29   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Great set Dan

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