Friday, January 2, 2015
Ninety American White Pelicans over Old Jefferson
Moments ago, I pulled into my driveway in residential Old Jefferson to find a flock of 90 American White Pelicans wheeling in lazy circles over my roof. They were awesome- not far up- perhaps a hundred feet over the rooftops. After I admired them for a few minutes, they set their sights westward and moved off.
Although white pelicans are numerous in the wetlands of the delta and easily found south and east of the city, I am only treated to this sight over the city itself a few times each year, as birds pass over, presumably commuting to feeding areas. Made my heart jump in my chest!