Have a safe trip, pelicans

The pelicans have mostly moved on. The cormorants will follow soon. Ducks are arriving in abundance. Meadowlarks are singing fall songs, and coots are everywhere. It’s beautiful weather to be out watching. Don’t forget to look up. Enjoy! Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Outnumbered

Along with the pelicans and cormorants, the lake is busy with coots. They are everywhere! Today, we watched hundreds move along the shore. A pelican investigated to see what was so interesting about this particular part of the bank. One brave lone coot decided to see what the crows were up to. They were eating a fish until a turkey vulture came over to claim it. They thought they would be able to trick him/her into leaving, but it didn’t work. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Pelicans!

With all the lovely weather lately, it has been a joy to sit out at the lake and watch the hundreds of pelicans (and cormorants) migrating through. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Pelicans!


While I love the winter, I’m never sorry to see the arrival of great numbers of American white pelicans in the spring and fall. Watching them come in as the sun was setting in their beautiful formations was wonderful. Click on picture to enlarge.

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