Every month the Elkhorn Slough’s website http://www.elkhornslough.org holds a photo contest. This month the winning shot features white pelicans.

American White Pelicans by Jim Duckworth

American White Pelicans by Jim Duckworth

http://www.elkhornslough.org/bestshot

This is a beautiful bird that is not commonly seen at the slough. I have seen these birds in the area over the last month circling in groups overhead, herding fish in the shallows, and enjoying the quiet wetlands all over Watsonville.

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