An Advocate reader captured American White Pelicans that recently gathered on the Red Deer River near River Bend. (Photo contributed by RIck Tallas)

READER PHOTO: Pelicans fly into Red Deer

One of the world’s biggest birds test Red Deer River waters

Advocate reader Rick Tallas shared his photos of American White Pelicans that landed on the Red Deer River recently.

Considered an endangered species, the American White Pelican is one of the world’s largest birds. They can weigh five to eight kilograms and can have a wingspan of up to three metres.

Tallus photographed the birds near River Bend.



News tips

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

red deer

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

College expects lower enrolment but president remains optimistic

International travel restrictions will have big impact on foreign students

Alberta’s active COVID-19 cases continue to trend downwards

85 new cases Tuesday, active cases sit at 1,004

Overwhelming majority of Red Deer students could be back in classrooms this fall

Preliminary survey results show 94 per cent parental support

Some Red Deer County residents oppose a gravel pit proposed for a flood-prone area

Howell’s Excavation co-owner says the proposal meets or exceeds standards

Workers at Regina linen company contract COVID-19 but facility safe: officials

REGINA — Health officials say 18 employees at a linen facility in… Continue reading

Alberta reports 257 new cases of COVID-19

The Alberta government reported 257 new cases of COVID-19 in its latest… Continue reading

Cast your votes for Best of Red Deer

The Advocate’s Best of Red Deer Readers’ Choice Awards are back. Community… Continue reading

Trudeau shuts down speculation Bill Morneau to be fired as finance minister

Trudeau shuts down speculation Bill Morneau to be fired as finance minister

N.L. COVID-19 travel ban arbitrary, violates mobility rights, courtroom told

N.L. COVID-19 travel ban arbitrary, violates mobility rights, courtroom told

Private school plans including smaller classes show stark inequities in education

Private school plans including smaller classes show stark inequities in education

Scrutiny of WE Charity focused on ability to deliver grant program: PCO clerk

Scrutiny of WE Charity focused on ability to deliver grant program: PCO clerk

B.C. students won’t return to class as originally planned on Sept. 8

B.C. students won’t return to class as originally planned on Sept. 8

Safety won’t be compromised for vaccine, Canada’s top doctors say

Safety won’t be compromised for vaccine, Canada’s top doctors say

More COVID cases among Manitoba meat plant staff, but no closure planned

More COVID cases among Manitoba meat plant staff, but no closure planned

Most Read