At the Lake - American White Pelicans

What an exciting surprise we got on a short trip to the lake this week!

My sister-in-law came for a weekend visit while the guys went deer hunting. You know how some guys just love deer camp! But for the girls, we decided to spend the weekend sewing and doing girl things.  

Although the temps were in the low 30's and it was windy, we needed to make a quick run to the lake to pick up her earrings that were left on her boat. 

When we pulled in the parking lot at Cypress Springs where we boat, I saw there were American White Pelicans at the boat docks. I can't tell you how excited I was to see them.

I couldn't get out of the car fast enough and head down the dock to try and get a few pics before they swam off.

At first, the pelicans started swimming away but after I stood still a bit, they started swimming back to the dock.

The pelicans usually start migrating in the fall and arrive to Kentucky Lake in October. So, I certainly wasn't expecting any to still be hanging around on the lake in November. 

Hope you enjoyed seeing the American White Pelicans on Kentucky Lake - Judy. 

Sorry my pics aren't great, but I only had my iPhone with me.

Linking to:

MET Monday @ BNOTP

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You're the Star @ God's Growing Garden on Monday

Image-in-ing on Monday

Through My Lens on Monday

Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention on Wednesday am

My Corner of the World @ Photographing New Zealand on Wednesday

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday 


  1. Anonymous3:08 PM

    Very cool! The ones I see here on the coast are brown. The white ones are quite striking.
    Thanks for sharing at

  2. I haven't seen pelicans in ages. We just aren't travelling!

  3. So very beautiful. Lovely.

  4. Hello :=)
    How exiting! I would also have grabbed my camera and tried to capture the lovely White Pelicans. Lucky you, =) I have never seen them in the wild.
    All the best and Happy Thanksgiving Judy.

  5. Oh that is so neat! I don't think I have ever seen white pelicans. We do enjoy watching the brown pelicans when we travel to the Carolina's and Florida though.

  6. Always fun to see Pelicans!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Any day spent with pelicans is a great day - much better than at the deer camp.

  8. It's the surprises that often make for memorable birding days. We don't have Pelicans but I wish we did.

  9. How exciting to have the pelicans visit you for Thanksgiving!

  10. They are such beautiful birds and fun to see! Enjoy your weekend...the lake looks gorgeous!

  11. Wow! Judy ~ beautiful photos of the pelicans on the lovely blue lake ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. It’s always nice to watch the pelicans float. Nice pics!

  13. What beautiful pictures of the white pelicans.
    I wish you a nice Sunday.
    Greetings Irma

  14. Lovely to see the pelicans. It is now several years since I saw any.

  15. Judy - what a lovely surprise to see the pelicans! And I will take cold temps and sunshine any day of the week! Belated Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. Love the White Pelicans, they are one of my many favorite birds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.