Jordan Lake. This morning the white pelicans appeared again! They joined right in with the double-crested-cormorants and everyone was feasting on fish. These two species keep an eye on each other – not that they are afraid of each other – but if one group is finding fish maybe they should go over to that group and see if they can find fish too. It was a lot of fun watching them.
Jordan Lake. Oh my! I was watching bald eagles this morning and as the fog lifted I suddenly realized there was a rather large white mass of birds out on the lake. They were American white pelicans. I see a few here most winters December – January. I have never seen this many before. One of the birders who had a spotting scope counted them and there were 40. They are way off their normal migration course. Neat to see!
JL Neighborhood Feeding Feast, 12 photos, 1/23/2017
Jordan Lake surprised me again today.
I had been counting bald eagles for the quarterly eagle count when a large bird of another sort flew past.
It was a white pelican. I see these occasionally at Mattamuskeet or at the ocean shore but not here at Jordan Lake.
What a wonderful sight on a crisp autumn morning.