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Dave Tackett Photography - Mississippi River Nesting Islands


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1 Pelican Island Fall scene

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6 A few years ago there was a lot of trees on these islands, but birds kill them with their droppings

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16 The Pelicans nest on the ground and the Cormorant, Egrets and Herons nest in the trees. This island is losing all its trees and next year there may not be any left.

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19 - Live view cameras can be seen online

20 Cormorant perching

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24 - The young Pelican have pink beaks and the older ones have the orange

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35 - Pelican feeding it's young by letting it grab food out of it's throat

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37 - Some very young pelicans here in the background. I am loving my new 400mm lens I got last summer

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73 - Pelican nesting on the ground. I don't know if that Cormorant on the left is nesting or helping the Pelican by
sitting on their nest while they search for food. They do use team work, as most river birds and water fowl do.

74 - Egret and a Blackbird in flight

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79 - Heron on nest and I don't know what the blackbird is doing under the nest, looking for food scraps

80 - Baby Cormorant at the bottom with the white face

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