The Return


While working knee deep in the middle of an overgrown bed, shadows came over me.


I looked up and saw a large flock of American While Pelicans.  They have returned to the area to spend the winter. Of course, I only had my phone to snap some photos and there were many more birds in the sky than I was able to photograph.  Typically, they seems to take a morning fly to stretch their wings, but usually only a few are in the flocks.


The American White Pelican breeds in fresh water lakes in the Northern Great Plains and returns to the Gulf Coast in the winter to enjoy the warm water.

12 Comments on “The Return”

  1. shoreacres says:

    I just got back into town on Saturday, and as I was driving across the Kemah/Seabrook bridge on 146 yesterday, I looked over and saw — white pelicans! While I was traveling north, they clearly were traveling south. it was such fun to see them again, and it’s truly wonderful to see a large group like the one you captured.

  2. Wow! What an amazing thing to see! At most, we get mixed starling/blackbird flocks or some Canada geese but pelicans—cool!

  3. I love Pelicans, I will look those up, I think they are different from the ones here. Our Hawks are back. I never realized Hawks migrated until I moved to Florida.

  4. I’ve never seen such a large flock! They are here in the summer at one of the nearby rivers and a few other spots in the province. They’re always a treat to watch.

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