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Old Jul 15, 2012, 9:28 PM   #1
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Pelicans Swimming on the Bow River this morning

A nice morning for a walk

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Old Jul 16, 2012, 5:57 AM   #2
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Nice photos, Fred. I think of Pelicans as warm weather birds, I guess because I only see them when I go to the ocean in the summer, so this surprised me coming from Alberta.

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Nice photos, Fred. I think of Pelicans as warm weather birds, I guess because I only see them when I go to the ocean in the summer, so this surprised me coming from Alberta.

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Thanks Ted.
Alberta is the breeding ground for the white pelicans. They fly all the way from Florida to Alberta each April and May.
I don't know what kind of Pelicans these are.
Speaking of Warm Weather birds the temps here are between 60 to 85 F
here from June to mid September
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I'd give a 9.6 for the top shot.
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I'd give a 9.6 for the top shot.
Thanks Ken
They are on their way to London LOL
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Thanks Ted.
Alberta is the breeding ground for the white pelicans. They fly all the way from Florida to Alberta each April and May.
I don't know what kind of Pelicans these are.
Speaking of Warm Weather birds the temps here are between 60 to 85 F
here from June to mid September
Really nice capture Fred. Yes, they are white Pelicans from Florida. The hump on their beak that you usually see earlier in the season is only there during breeding time, and then it disappears after breeding. They will be coming back down here for winter, though a few always stay down here year around. (Maybe like humans, perhaps they are the old ones who have retired down here. LOL )
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...a few always stay down here year around. (Maybe like humans, perhaps they are the old ones who have retired down here. LOL )
Maybe a lot of them try to stay but the ones you see are the ones who successfully avoided the gators and pythons.

Also those maniac drivers you have:

"Proponents of photo enforcement frequently assert the camera never lies, but newly released evidence suggests the technology can often be wrong. In St. Petersburg, Florida, cameras belonging to the private vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS) have accused vehicle owners of doing the impossible. If the camera is to be believed, on December 13, 2011 at 3:29pm, a woman blasted through the intersection of 66th Street and 38th Avenue at 215 MPH.

At that velocity, her car would have been traveling the distance of an entire football field every second. Reaching such a velocity requires use of vehicles with million-dollar pricetags such as the Bugatti Veyron or Pagani Huayra or the $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador. The reading was not an isolated error. At the same location on January 8, 2012, another woman was said to have blasted through the intersection at 170 MPH. At 4th Street and 22nd Avenue, a woman allegedly hurtled through the intersection at 157 MPH on December 29, 2011.

ATS did issue other citations alleging very high speeds, but they are well within the capabilities of modern automobiles in a straight line. On April 12, 2012, a man was accused of making a right-hand turn at 96 MPH at the corner of 34th Street and 22nd Avenue. Similarly, a woman turned right at 85 MPH just three days before Christmas at the intersection of Gandy Boulevard and 4th Street."


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Maybe a lot of them try to stay but the ones you see are the ones who successfully avoided the gators and pythons.

Also those maniac drivers you have:


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Check out the maniac drivers in Alberta

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/edm...935/story.html
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Wow - 164mph on a public road. On a motorcycle? Wow.
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Wow - must be long straight highways there in Alberta, and a driver who lacks common sense.

We have some weird drivers down here also. But the red light cameras that some of the Florida cities have installed are just for the revenue, not for safety. If they were really worried about safety, they would put more emphasis on stopping the drunk drivers.
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