I was actually observing a different kind of wildlife on Saturday when I saw these three big birds approaching. Needless to say, they quickly got my attention. While they may be a bit goofy looking, they are such amazingly graceful fliers, especially for their size.
American White Pelicans spend their winters along the Gulf and southern Pacific coasts as well as in Mexico. Springtime sees them move north with many going to Canada and the northern plains but some choosing to stop part way and spend the summer in the Centennial State, northern California and a few other spots.