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American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) User: Brian Morin  (See all photos - 1331)
Canada (Ontario) Brockville - I made several trips to check out this bird but with no sighting on Tuesday I was sure it had finally departed. Then I received a call yesterday afternoon that the bird was still there and had sought shelter out of the wind closer to shore. Conditions were very challenging, shooting through narrow openings in blowing cattails while standing in rubber boots in marsh mud, trying to maintain my balance. I had great luck in very nice light.
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Date: June 24, 2020
Details: Adult, Outside normal range
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Brian Morin


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Registered: June 2013
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Brockville - I made several trips to check out this bird but with no sighting on Tuesday I was sure it had finally departed. Then I received a call yesterday afternoon that the bird was still there and had sought shelter out of the wind closer to shore. Conditions were very challenging, shooting through narrow openings in blowing cattails while standing in rubber boots in marsh mud, trying to maintain my balance. I had great luck in very nice light.
· Date: June 25, 2020 · Views: 37
· Dimensions: 1125 x 750 ·
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Sue
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Registered: December 2006
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June 26, 2020 07:44 Rating: 10.00 

Fantastic capture and great find,Brian.
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Brian Morin
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June 26, 2020 10:12

Despite the limitations of the shoot, the experience was great and worked out for me. It is a very interesting bird to observe, especially when it is feeding. Given the lateness of the season, it might hang around for a while yet.
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sashah
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Registered: May 2011
Location: Montreal
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June 26, 2020 14:36

Superb shot, excellent details, nice habitat.
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Brian Morin
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June 26, 2020 16:09

I was really happy with how this turned out. It had its wings out because it was pivoting on that small stump to face a different way. It had a favourite small rock it usually perched on farther out but it went closer to shore because of the wind. This was a much better setting and about 20 feet closer.
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