Pelicans and Cormorants
These photos were mostly taken at Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park. Both of these species breed there on islands in the middle of the Bow River (we're not sure where, exactly) and roost during the day on sandy spits of land visible from the south side of the weir (we've seen up to 40 pelicans and several dozens cormorants, together with other birds, there at any one time). The pelicans can often be seen float-fishing below the weir, and can be easily photographed there without disturbing them from either the weir itself or the banks of the irrigation canal.
These pictures are not necessarily presented in taxonomic order. For Latin names, please look here. Click to enlarge the thumbnail pictures; the captions are found below the enlarged image (if there is no caption the bird is the same as the previous one). Use the arrow keys on your keyboard (◄►) to move between pictures once one has been enlarged.
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