This morning I took advantage of my off-Friday to visit the Circle B Bar Reserve. I hadn’t been there in a while, and this is the time of year when it starts to get really good. There were no yellow flowers yet, but I did have an American White Pelican fly-over! A group of about 30 of them flew over the Marsh Rabbit Run trail and circled around the waters of Wading Bird Way. I think they were scoping out good roosting spots. I hope they will settle at CBBR this year. We missed them last winter.
Of course they gave me nothing but butt shots. But they were my first pelicans of the fall. I saw some other cool birds, too, and I will post pictures over the next week.
Find my birding list from today on eBird.
On a sadder note, a friend of Circle B “took flight” today. Rest in peace, Chuck. May all the people that you influenced carry on your message of conservation and love of nature. You will be missed.