You know spring has arrived when you start seeing this massive birds. Last week there were 15 or so of them at this spot but yesterday their numbers had grown to about 50.
They do look a bit goofy but their ability to soar is absolutely amazing and their grace in the air a thing of beauty. I captured tons of pics of them yesterday as they were more than willing to put on a show.
These 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.