About This Blog

I began this blog in 2011 in an attempt to improve my photography and showcase all of California's 58 counties. I didn't quite make all of the 58, I missed three and I will try to rectify that in the coming year. I'm not sure how much I improved my photography because I always seemed to be in a rush.
In 2012 I plan to take more time, perhaps not post every day (this is one thing I did accomplish in 2011). I also plan to expand beyond California and include images from other parts of Western United States. I will continue to include a map showing where I was when I took the picture. I will keep commentary to a minimum, long photo essays will continue to be at Martha's Musings.

Friday, April 22, 2011

American White Pelican


Riverside County
Imperial County

Where is this?  Click the link for a map.


TexWisGirl said...

is that growth on the upper bill normal? wow!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a magnificent bird, lovely light in the photo too

Roan said...

Great find! Nice composition. Good they all cooperated. Have a wonderful weekend.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful shot of the big white pelican. I don't remember seeing any white pelicans south of there, in Baja, just brown ones. I wonder where the border is, in the pelican's estimation. LOL
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Martha Z said...

The plates on the upper beak are normal and are shed after breeding.

Barb said...

I never saw those beak plates before or knew that fact. I learn something new from you all the time, Martha!

EG CameraGirl said...

Pelicans seem so exotic to me. Beak plates are totally new to me!

genie said...

This is one impressive pelican. His bill looks huge in this photo, and I , too, am new to beak plates. Very interesting. Lovely shot.

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