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Uploaded 1-Dec-09
Taken 13-Nov-09


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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:baton rouge, pelican, tagged pelican, university lake, white pelican
Photo Info

Dimensions2774 x 1618
Original file size589 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken14-Nov-09 07:50
Date modified1-Dec-09 18:50
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 40D
Focal length700 mm
Exposure1/320 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+1 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Tagged Juvenile White Pelican

Tagged Juvenile White Pelican

This bird has made quite a trip for a youngster. I reported the tag here and a couple of weeks later received a printout indicating that the bird was banded (when he was too young to fly) at Marsh Lake in Big Stone County, MN on July 11, 2009. Four short months later he'd flown more than 1,056 miles, probably much more when you consider that these birds don't make the trip in a straight line -- and was taking a break with a couple of hundred close friends at University Lake in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.