These photos were taken on June 14/20.
After leaving Four Seasons Park on our bicycles, we continued on to do a modified circumnavigation of our city. Something made me want to stop at one of usual areas to look at the storm water pond. Typically, this is a place for Canada Geese and ducks, so we thought that was what we would see here. To our surprise, we were greeted with the sight of 5 pelicans feeding heartily.
While we had a decent view, the pelicans were quite a ways away and managed to maneuver closer as other walkers and cyclist moved along.
As we watched, other pelicans came and went, until they had enough of the watching humans and they all took off, soaring higher and higher into the sky.
I imagine they only spent a couple of days here on their way North, so our timing was pretty near perfect.
(They actually hung around here for a couple of weeks)