These American White Pelicans were spotted in the area of Fishing Bridge near Lake Yellowstone on the Yellowstone River. I was quite happy to see the pelicans as I had previously seen White Pelicans both in Tennessee on Lake St. George in Fairfield Glade (a rare sighting) and in Florida on both coasts. These pelicans Winter in the warmer areas such as Florida and many spots along the Gulf of Mexico.
Apparently, White Pelicans are pretty commonly seen on large rivers and lakes in the Midwestern states in the Summer months. These large birds mostly eat fish. This area of Yellowstone is very lovely and much less crowded than the areas near Old Faithful (about 35 miles away). I took these pictures on June 15, 2014. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!