Thursday, June 14, 2007

BIRDS OF SUMMER 2007

Summer just doesn't begin for me until I see the pelicans.  They seem to prefer to breed at Big Johnson Reservoir a few miles away, but always stop by at Carp Lake (aka The Pelican Pond) for the first couple of days. 

I got some pictures late yesterday afternoon, and was delighted to see them still at the pond this morning, floating lazily over the misty waters.  They were gone by this afternoon.  During mating season the pelicans bills turn bright orange and the males will develop a plate on the top of their beak.

8 comments:

madcobug said...

These are great. I love that early morning mist. Helen

cutebutpsycho028 said...

I love pelicans! Great photos!

Erika :)

rbrown6172 said...

wonderful!! love them both.
gina

nhd106 said...

Oh my gosh...what incredible pics!!

Nancy

radar446 said...

I'm used to seeing the brown pelicans of our coast, and the occasional white one, but you guys seem to have a ton of the big beaked bird.

Greg

jawhite9125 said...

Fantastic photos and those birds seem so exotic to an Englishwoman.  How fortunate you are to have them living in the wild and within your reach.  :O)

dwhee70041 said...

Every now and then we see them in the Boulder area.  They are beautiful!
Smiles,
David

demandnlilchit said...

almost mystical, dont you agree?

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