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Wednesday, March 21, 2007


While waiting for our white stuff (snow) to melt, I was photo-editing and came across this image of some other white things. These White Pelicans were taking off in wonderful synchrony. Love the way their orange webbed feet are just the same height off the water and curled back like little stars. Editing photos is all about seeing the art in the image. This one is a keeper.

White Pelicans winter in coastal and water areas of the southern part of the country and breed in many parts of the western half of the U.S. and Canada. They are beginning to migrate. I always think of them as a group oriented species, for they feed cooperatively, breed in colonies and migrate in flocks, using thermals to save energy.

Photo © Lillian Stokes, 2007

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