White Pelicans Are Back!

We took a drive through Ding today to get our first glimpse of the White Pelicans this season.  I'm always amazed how large they are!  In the pic below, they all seem to be listening to the guy on the left.  I may have to photoshop a Santa hat on them for Christmas!

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This gives you a measure of how big the white pelicans are!

I always get excited when I see pink feathers, since I love the Roseate Spoonbills.  This was the only one we saw today and he was quite a distance away.  Plus, the bright sun was very harsh today.

A big "thank you" to the Ding volunteer who told me about the next two birds.  I didn't realize the one below is a Greater Yellowlegs (love the name).  I thought they were just the regular shorebirds that we see everywhere.

I'd only glanced at a group of birds and assumed they were mottled ducks.  But, the volunteer pointed out that these have black beaks.  The one below is a female Blue-Winged Teal.

Back home for lunch and this little tree frog was hiding in my grill when I opened the lid to start it up.  He wasn't pleased to see me.

The beaver moon last night was so huge and bright!