Thanks! It’s pretty funny, when these guys get into breeding season, they actually kind of end up looking rather ugly. It is later in the year that their bills take on a more pristine look, and they are actually quite beautiful creatures. I do like the slightly brown feathers right at the top of his chest, though…and it looks like he has a little brown in his crest. I’d never seen that before.
Fantastic flight shot of the American White Pelican. I liked seeing the breeding ‘centerboard’ on it’s bill.