The Return

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

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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.

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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.

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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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