Thursday, August 20, 2015

Regina, Saskatchewan: Pelican City

A trio of pelicans lands on Wascana Lake  © SB

I enjoy seeing American Pelicans each summer in Regina, SK.

These huge, sometimes-awkward-sometimes-elegant birds look to me as if they should be in a wild jungle.

But they summer here, in lakes the middle of the North American prairie.

I don't know exactly where they breed, but every day American Pelicans fly onto Wascana Lake, in the park in the middle of our city, to feed.

Blacktipped wings bent, they are bigger than Eagles and land with a splash in the lake. Then they dip and fill their flexible beaks and swallow. Repeat. Dip, swallow. Groom. Repeat.
American Pelicans in Wascana Lake, with a view of the City of Regina beyond © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved
American Pelicans on Wascana Lake, with a view of the City of Regina beyond. © SB

American Pelican © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved
Watchful American Pelican, keeping it's eye on the shore. © SB

What are these? American Pelicans

Location: Regina, Saskatchewan. 
Photo dates: August 18, 2015.

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