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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Bedtime grooming for Am White Pelicans

Though the Canon City area has few bodies of water (and they are small) to host American White Pelicans, these birds have used private ponds and the Arkansas River for migration stop-overs on their way to and from a major breeding area at Antero Reservoir in Park County. In more recent years some of the birds, either injured or just non-breeders, have spent more time here and some also stayed long periods of time when Antero was dryed up (by the owners of the water, Denver Water Board, during drought).

This group has stayed here for extended time this summer even though Antero Reservoir has been filling back up. At least one has an injured foot (the one with it's foot held up). I caught the group at sunset doing their last grooming of the day.

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