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White pelicans cruising the skies above the Delta

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 5:46 am in White Pelican.

White pelicans cruising the skies above the Delta. Photo by Dave Harper, Oakley, CA
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Gary:
I have returned to Holland tract area and have included perhaps too many pictures of White Pelicans. About 100 or so are out there now fishing the center shoals or shallow areas of sloughs. They rest out on the remote island among the sand hills and geese as the boat traffic seems to drive them nuts. They must be doing okay looking at their bellies, I have always been intrigued by these magnificent flying monsters.

Snow geese and white fronted geese are filling the skies out there, staying high and above my camera understandably as the occasional shotgun blast can be heard.
Dave Harper, Oakley, California

Dave:
The Sacramento River Delta is a wonderful place, especially if you like to watch birds, river otters, beavers, mink and who-knows-what-else.

Ah, yes. Those “occasional shotgun blasts.” Duck season. I’d fly as high as I could, too! Great photos, my friend! /Gary

White pelicans cruising the skies above the Delta. Photo by Dave Harper, Oakley, CA
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2 Responses to “White pelicans cruising the skies above the Delta”

  1. Susan CBL of Ellis Lake Says:

    Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing :o )

  2. Rattakin Says:

    I love the one with the little dangling feet. So cutely awkward!

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