American White Pelicans

State/Province/Region
IL
Country
US
Nearest Area
Cook County Forest Preserve
Town
Palos Park
Notes

ISO 200, 1/500 second @ F 10, 700 mm focal length

Description

A group of American White Pelicans rests and preens on the shore of a suburban Cook County slough in early March. The low angle of the sun in early morning and the dark water enables the creation of the shimmering reflections of the birds' brilliant white plumage. This species will only be seen in this area during Spring migration.

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Date Added
February 14, 2016
Date Taken
February 14, 2016