Two American White Pelicans Fishing On Lake Estes in Colorado


It is not uncommon to see a pelican here in the summer in Estes Park, CO fishing in Lake Estes. Each summer we seem to have a pair that come to stay for a while. My bird book says that their common breeding grounds are up in Yellowstone area of Wyoming.

We saw them yesterday for the first time and they were just beautiful. They swam around for a while and then took off in flight only to land a couple of minutes later.

Phil happened to have his camera out at the time. They are just beautiful birds. Wonder how long they’ll stay?


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