Monday, February 21, 2011

American White Pelican

There have been several reports of a couple of American White Pelicans over-wintering in a pond behind the Post Office in Tualatin. American White Pelicans usually winter in the deep southern states, Mexico and northern Central America.
On my way back from TRNWR on Monday, I decided to swing by and see if I could find them. Sure enough, they were napping on a small island in the middle of the pond (evidently it is called Hedges Creek Marsh).
What I found most interesting is how pale and pink their bills were. During the summer they are bright orange-yellow.

1 comment:

  1. Oh cool- I tried to find these guys last month and got REAL lost and gave up!