White Pelican Flock

White Pelicans on the Yakima River

Today on the canyon road halfway between Yakima and Ellensburg more than 5 cars at any given time stopped for a rather unusual site. A flock of 20 white pelicans gathered for a nice dip in the Yakima River. More members of the flock continued to come in for a landing. A few of the local fowl also joined in the river party. Seems the lack of spring weather isn't keeping these inhabitants from taking advantage of a Saturday afternoon.

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Sharon says ... on Tuesday, Apr 22 at 6:20 PM

I've never seen these birds before. How nice to see them. I guess I should take more drives up the canyon road. Thank you for sharing.

Carol says ... on Friday, May 23 at 10:38 AM

The pelicans love eating the salmon the are traveling to their spawning places. They attract more and more each year. At Prosser you can see the many birds just waiting to get a fish.

Jerry M.Burgin says ... on Saturday, Jun 28 at 5:24 AM

I drive to Patterson almost every day five days a week. For the last two years these pelicans have gotten worse,do you realize how many fish they eay a day. Given this fact plus the sealions our return fish population is being depleated . Bad news.

kimberly h. says ... on Tuesday, Aug 12 at 1:06 PM

owe jerry shut up... the birds are very pretty.I never seen them before there cool:)

BoydHigbee says ... on Saturday, Jun 2 at 4:44 PM

God made a perfect plan for all his creatures to be able to survive just fine. Only one of these creatures, has a hard time staying withing the bounds that HE has set ~ that's MAN...... Now you get to hear my favorite rhyme (next);

BoydHigbee says ... on Saturday, Jun 2 at 4:47 PM

A wonderful bird is a PELICAN; His beak can hold more than his BELLYCAN; Enough food in his BEAK; He can hold for a WEEK; I don't know how the HELLHECAN!

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