American White Pelican at Emma Matilda

This American White Pelican was cruising around the outlet creek of Emma Matilda Lake, looking for fish. We were sitting next to a bunch of spawning trout about 20 yards away, but this bird seemed not to be interested. Or maybe just not very hungry.

These are very large birds that migrate a considerable distance to the Rockies from the Pacific coast of California, Mexico, and Central America.

Photo taken June 2008.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 19, 2008 11:56 am - Voted 10/10

I often see them in

winter at central AZ's Roosevelt Lake.
Roosevelt Lake is situated inside a desert
basin, and it never freezes. Nice Pelican pic!!

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