I absolutely love American White Pelicans. They are massive and beautiful with a wingspan of 9 feet or more.
While in Minnesota we were standing at Garvin Heights which overlooks the city of Winona. We were delighted to spot a flock of a dozen or so pelicans gracefully flying by. Then a short time later we witnessed the incredible sight photographed below.
We tried counting them and the pictures captured a fraction of the birds. Conservative estimates put them at over 1,000 pelicans. And some flew almost at eye level.
Definitely the most American White Pelicans I’ve spotted at one time (and I’ve seen a LOT at Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin).