American White Pelicans, Again

Last week I posted photos of four White Pelicans performing synchronized swimming among the alligators along with a wish to see them fly. Yesterday I photographed a larger group flying over the same place and wished that they would land.

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Ten birds that weigh an average of twenty pounds each coming in for a landing would be a great shot. Of course they did land, but way at the back of the pond.

American White Pelicans in Flight

Their flight is as  skillful as their swimming: close together and smooth.

To get an idea of the size, Cornell Lab of Ornithology says the American White Pelican is “considerably larger than a Bald Eagle; smaller than a California Condor.”

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Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, South Carolina.

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