You probably are aware that I live in the middle of the country in a state no one ever thinks about (with a few exceptions). For almost 7 years, we have lived on a small lake in the middle of this state in the middle of the country. I knew that living on a lake would bring much water-based recreation into our lives, and would likely bring much sand into our house. Both hunches have proven to be true. What I didn’t know is that, being on a body of water in the middle of some major migratory patterns, we’d get to see some amazing wildlife. In the state that’s in the middle of the country. Today… this is what was on the water just outside our house.
This isn’t a great picture because I don’t own one of those cameras with a lens that has its own atmosphere. I have a point and shoot. Plus, as my son and I walked toward them, they swam away. But this is a picture of 8 white pelicans. Up close they look like this (I didn’t take these pictures…. no, really).
They are HUGE. Some of them even had that crazy beak think going on. Which I learned here means they are males who are, well, searching for that special someone. So there you go.
I’ve been thinking about a weekly blog feature. Perhaps I will do a Waterfowl Wednesdays thing. What do you think?