American White Pelicans are a great sighting.

There is a flock of big American White Pelicans near the mouth of the Russian River at Jenner. Craig Tooley recently photographed one either just lifting off or coming in for a landing.

American White Pelican by Craig Tooley

We rarely see them on the Mendonoma Coast, though I just received a sighting of about twenty that flew by The Sea Ranch last Tuesday. Rick and I once saw two Am. White Pelicans flying over us while visiting the hamlet of Mendocino. They are BIG and very exciting to see!

Thanks to Craig for allowing me to share his photo with you here. To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here is his website: www.ruffimage.com

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