I was looking out the den window, saw some large, really white birds and thought I'd take a closer look. Binoculars were nearby. American White Pelicans, seven of them had stopped to have a little lunch near the grass adjacent to my boathouse.
Pretty cool . . . they supposedly act like shepherds and sort of corral fish, then once they are cornered, they gobble them up. I haven't seen much down there moving around in the water so I am uncertain what they had found.
Beautiful birds. As we walked down to grab some photos, they sort of kept their distance from us but you can see them moving down the cove a bit. Sorry, not a great photo and it is rotated.
Lake Athens is close to their wintering range but most of them like to go all the way down to coastal waters, so they are either at the very northern end of their winter homes or just flying by, with a little lay over, on the way to more southern and warmer weather.