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This is a first time photograph for me; namely, pelicans in downtown Winnipeg and in this case non-breeding adult American White Pelicans that I spotted along the Red River just south of the Esplanade Riel Bridge. I thought I would be fortunate to capture them taking off but they seemed more interested in just sitting on the bank of the Red watching the world go by.

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Taken July 5, 2020.

Posted by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 07/19/20 20:54
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 07/19/20 20:55

I was following various peacocks around in Assiniboine Park Zoo trying to capture an image and I liked this particular one with the contrast between the head and neck of the peacock and background which helped to make its color stand out for me.

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 07/19/20 20:56

There were several families of Canadian geese at the Forks with families ranging small to very large (+10 birds) in a family and with varying ages from nearly adult to little guys like this one. One can almost sense surprise in the gosling as it turned and was confronted by a pigeon rather than one of its siblings or its mother.


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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 07/19/20 20:56

All I can say is noisy as all get out.

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Comments by Gerry Vrbensky on Mon, 07/20/20 10:15

There are lots of Pelicans in Florida but I never flew this far north. The gosling and the pigeon reminds me of the odd couple
from the TV show.


Comments by S Roter on Mon, 07/20/20 22:02

I like how you exposed the OP with detail in the shadows. The baby
duckling looking startled. I have seen large families 15 or more
ducklings in one 'family'. I am pretty sure a family of chicks is
absorbed into another family. Google says the number of eggs a female
goose can lay is 2-9 eggs.
Jan the way you described the noisy bird, probably a crow. I thought
Red winged Black bird very noisy bird but they have red epaulets.


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 07/22/20 09:15

peacock's tail feathers

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 07/22/20 09:16

flamingo at Assiniboine Park Zoo

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 07/22/20 09:17

a pea chick that I nearly stepped on that was so well camouflaged


Comments by les perry on Fri, 07/24/20 09:13

Particularly liking the light and comp in the peacocks plumage, creating a moving cascading effect.


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Fri, 07/24/20 13:15

Thank you Les for viewing and commenting. Much appreciated.

The peacocks seem to be everywhere in our local zoo intermingled with some of the animals and spread around on the walkways. Not afraid of people so it allows for some close up images of both the peacock and their striking colors.

Jan
janper77@mymts.net