A place I always check out about the first of June each year is North Point Park in Sheboygan. It usually has some action and today was no different. Guessing there were between 200-300 American White Pelicans on the rocky point. What beautiful birds! Some fished out on the open water, some slept on the rock, some just hung out but these birds are preening machines as that is what they did the most. It was an enjoyable early morning watching these majestic birds in action. It was cool at times today being on the water, wished I had a light coat on occasion, sunny skies to start but then that turned to overcast. I was told by one of the locals that these birds will move up to Green Bay in the next few weeks for the summer. Images were taken on June 12, 2017.
American White Pelican
Binomial name: Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Size: 62” long, 108” wing span
Weight: 16.4 lbs
Cool fact: One of the largest birds in North America. Their pouch, bottom of their bill can hold up to 3 gallons of water.