Pelican on Cedar Lake May 15.

White Pelicans on Cedar Lake

On a bike ride down the Cedar River Trail in Cedar Rapids Wednesday evening, May 15, I noticed a large crowed of big white birds on Cedar Lake, which I photographed. A bit of Google research showed them to be White Pelicans, which summer in the northern U.S. and Canada, and winter in Mexico and Texas. Apparently this group paused in Cedar Rapids, presumably on its annual trip north.

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Swan says ... on Sunday, Apr 13 at 1:20 PM

Stop looking at me "Swan"!

1 Hoo Cares says ... on Thursday, May 16 at 2:13 PM

Flocks of pelicans have been on Lake Coralville for several years. Seagulls and cormorants round out a list of sea birds that call this inland waterway home.

Green Guy says ... on Thursday, May 16 at 1:58 PM

I suppose even pelicans need a dose of heavy metal poisoning for a long trip.

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