The American White Pelican is one of the largest birds on the continent weighing 7 to 10 kilograms and having a wing span of up to 3 metres. Breeding birds develop an orange horn on their bill that falls off after nesting season. In late fall, the pelican migrates to locations in California, Florida, Mexico and Guatemala.
This particular group of pelicans were rather skittish and almost comical to observe, let alone film. A rare close encounter with these beautiful birds was worth the one-hour drive out to Fort Qu’Appelle, northeast of Regina, Saskatchewan.
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