You know spring is almost here when these big birds start arriving and they did just that this past week. American White Pelicans spend their winters in the southern United States and Mexico. During the summer they head for cooler environs including Colorado. Yesterday there were about a dozen at a lake in suburban Denver, including this one which performed a nice flyby.
Another shot from the Colorado plains from last week. This very large bird provided a great subject, especially with the clear, blue skies. These birds are one of the biggest in North America with wingspans that can reach up to 10 feet across and lengths approaching 6 feet. They can appear a bit gangly and awkward but are in fact beautiful fliers. You can read more about them here: http://bit.ly/1nHibTT
The American white pelicans have returned to the Great Plains for the spring and summer. These large aquatic birds spend their winters in Mexico and Central America.
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