White Pelicans in Arizona

(Let’s all agree to pretend I took the photo like this on purpose to be artsy. I meant to focus on the plants in the foreground instead of the birds.)

I’m in Arizona this week for Thanksgiving break. Took this photo yesterday at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve – white pelicans aren’t terribly common around here, so this was a treat. We also got a great look at a Peregrine Falcon perched on a power pole. It makes a change from hunting for crossbills in the bog at home.