October 7, 2009
Pelicans were swimming and fishing in Thompson Lake right up front, along Route 78 on Tuesday morning. Usually they are swimming so far out that they look like white blobs in my photographs, a part of the landscape. On this morning they became the subject of the photographs.
Thompson Lake along Clark Road sparkled in the morning sunlight.
October 10, 2009
On Saturday, the 10th of October, the pelicans were farther out on the water again. However, Ed and I noticed they seemed to be flying across the river, so we headed to Chautauqua. sure enough, the large birds were out on the water at the end of the levee separating the pools of water.
Several pelicans flew directly overhead, allowing for some decent flight shots.
We went back to Havana for lunch and then headed back to Emiquon. It was overcast that day, with a very flat gray light. Regardless of the light, I made a few panoramas, two from Thompson Levee and one from one of the pull-offs at the south end of the lake.
October 18, 2009
American White Pelicans were still around on Sunday, October 18. Far out on the lake this time, like little white dots.
The sky was a nice shade of blue, so I took some more panoramas from the levee south of the lake.
At one of the pull-offs, we found pelicans closer to the shore.