For OUTSIDE INTERESTS. Neal Maine, naturalist and wildlife photographer.

“A Pile of Pelicans” by Neal Maine/ PaicificLight Images. Proceeds in support of NCLC.

White pelicans photographed in Youngs Bay, Oregon, rarely spotted in the Pacific Northwest. White Pelicans forage by swimming on surface, dipping bill into water and scooping up fish in pouch.

Q: Where in the world is Youngs Bay, you ask?

A: Youngs Bay, or Youngs River Bay, is located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Oregon. The Youngs River meets the Columbia River at this point, which is situated between Astoria and Warrenton.

White pelican normal migration:  Northern breeding populations migrate to southern California, the Gulf States, Mexico, and Central America. Yet, too, white pelicans were spotted along the North coast, recently! In fact, have been banded in the Columbia River.

Neal Maine lectured during the opening reception of OUTSIDE INTERESTS.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

August 3-25 Exhibition

OUTSIDE INTERESTS featuring local painters and artisans hugely impressed with the wide-open, majestic vistas of the Pacific Northwest. Selected art, new original work, conveys nature’s shifting moods, with no human presence visible. Artists include Paul Brent, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Bev Drew Kindley, Gretha Lindwood, and Ron Nicolaides.

Welcoming new artists:  oil painter Vicky Combs-Snider and glass artist Christine Downs to the gallery.

“Pelican Point” photographed on Youngs Bay by Neal Maine.  Proceeds in support of NCLC.

Look closely. In the top tier of the white pelicans, one band sighted. Neal Maine will explain the backstory about the photograph.

“White pelicans forage cooperatively, lining up as a flock before feeding.”

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