Thursday, October 8, 2020

American White Pelicans on Kentucky Lake

What a day to be impressed! A few friends and I went pelican hunting on the south end of Kentucky Lake. 

My pics aren't perfect, but I tried my best. I was in a moving boat plus the pelicans did not stop in mid air for me to get the best snaps. 

We have been searching for the pelicans as they migrate southward through Kentucky Lake for a couple weeks. A friend shared the pic below of the pelicans at the north end of the lake.

This was my third attempt to cruise the lake and look for the pelicans. With a nine foot wingspan, the American White Pelican is one of our largest birds.

Last weekend, we found a small squadron of approximately 30 pelicans but they were in such shallow water, we couldn't get any good pics. We even hit lake bottom with the boat and had to push our way out of the shallow water. WE TRIED!

Did you know the pelican does not dive for fish from the air? They like to eat in shallow water.

That's it for todays pelican hunt but stay tuned, I hope to do some more hunting this weekend. - Judy.

Linking to:

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace on Thursday

Friday Favorites Link Party @ Penny's Passion on Thursday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday 

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Saturday

Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods on Monday pm


  1. Such lovely pics. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. I love your pelican photos! Have a great weekend
    Wren x

  3. Wow!Great pics and beautiful header too!

  4. These are very nice photos of the pelicans.

  5. How amazing! I don't think I've ever seen that many in one place! Your photos are fantastic! WOW!

  6. Hello,

    Beautiful captures of the White Pelicans. Great sighting! I have seen them herd the fish as a group, it is a cool sight to see. Take care! Have a great day!

  7. Hello,

    I enjoyed your White Pelican photos! They are another one of my many favorite birds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care and stay well. Have a great day, happy weekend.

  8. Great photos! If they are on the move south, I will be looking for them at Pickwick Lake.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Judy, those photos are awesome!

  10. I love seeing these pelicans and your photos are excellent! I don't get to KY Lake often, so I have really enjoyed these. Thanks for linking up and have a great week ahead.