The Current Normal – Pelican Pond

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)

What do you do when you have an itch you can’t scratch?
Touchdown.
the streamlined look
on higher ground

Jumbo jets

soaring
hard to know what these birds are from this angle
Go as a group

8 thoughts on “The Current Normal – Pelican Pond

    1. These white ones are quite magnificent. The brown pelicans in California were nice, but I think the ones here are a bit prettier. I am surprised that they are actually still in the area. They must be finding enough food. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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    1. That is what I thought too, until my bike ride out in the country today. They are still here. Maybe the like all the rain we have been getting lately. Certainly, they must have found a steady food source. Thanks for reading Lynette. Allan

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    1. Totally. Out on our bike ride the other day, we could still see the pelicans flying around, so looks like they still reside somewhere nearby. Good to see. Thanks for reading Colleen. Allan

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