20170411 - White Pelicans (HRB) - nwherald
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H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com
An American White Pelican in Pistakee Lake near Lake Street Park on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. One of the largest North American birds, pelicans are migrating though Illinois. Adults are snowy white with black flight feathers visible only when the wings are spread. A small patch of ornamental feathers on the chest can become yellow in spring according to allaboutbirds.org.