Monday, September 1, 2014

Pic of the Day

American White Pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos:  Viera Wetlands; Viera, Florida

     The American White Pelican is a large bird.  It can reach a weight of 19.8 pounds, and reach 5 feet, 3inches in length with a wingspan of 9 ½ feet.  This bird was photographed landing in a water impoundment at the Viera Wetland, near Viera, Florida.  White pelicans are common birds during the winter and early spring at Viera, but come late March they begin winging toward the Northwest to nesting grounds in Utah, Wyoming, California and wetlands further north.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/2500 second @ f6.3

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