Beautiful juvenile white pelicans. How did they end up here in mid-June?
Peacefully floating along.
Before I left the trail, even more showed up.
Even more were flying overhead. It’s still weird seeing all of these white pelicans so late in the season. For the last 3 years there had been flocks of them during the winter and usually they were gone by February. This winter there were none. Then all of a sudden in early June, four of them show up. One of them had a broken wing. We thought they were just stopping over to stay with the one that had the broken wing. It was just a theory. Then the next weekend, more showed up. A week later, even more. I haven’t been back to Circle B Bar Reserve since I took these so I’m not sure if they are still there. I wonder if it would be a first if they stayed all summer?