Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pelican's at Wagontrain Lake

What's wrong with it's beak you ask? Bills and legs of breeding adults turn deep orange. Breeding adults usually also grow a flat fibrous plate in the middle of the upper mandible. This plate falls off after eggs have hatched. A chick feeding adult will have a grey-black crown. They fly in a large V often gliding with long wings, then all flapping together.

Rock Doves, also know as the common pigeon.

These are snow geese. The two with the white heads are know as Blue Morphs, the one in the center appears to be a juvenile. The more common is the White Morph which is all white with black wing tips. Females do not breed until they are 2-3 years old.

Went to Wagon Train and Stagecoach Lakes today with Kris. What a great day, nice to see the sunshine and the Pelicans.

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