The weather is warm yet quite dreary in Arkansas today. I am home sick and as I opened the drapes, I noticed the pelicans out on the water for the first time this season. Although I may give in at some later date, I refuse to pay the price of a good camera. Therefore, you will just have to take my word that the pelicans have returned to my part of the river. I believe it is actually called Lake Dardanelle. Anyway, here are the pitiful pictures I have taken of them.
|Oops, no pelican here. This is what I like to think of as a|
wise old bird - I believe a crane. My sixty year old eyes
can make it out better than this pitiful camera lens.
|Here's a couple of pelicans separate from the group.|
|The main group stay huddled on an old log midway between|
the bank and Goose Island.
I am very curious about this little group of birds. Where do they go during the summer? When did they start out on their journey to Arkansas? There are many more this year than there were last year but they all look like mature birds - no baby looking ones. They may come from your part of the United States. From some of the pictures I have seen posted already this early winter, I do not blame them for heading south. I will look after them until their return to you in the spring.