American White Pelican, October 21, 2018

American White Pelican

American White Pelican (click to see the larger version)

Hardly rare in Illinois these days but still unusual along the Chicago lakefront, this American White Pelican flew over Montrose Point on October 21. I’ve only seen a handful of American White Pelicans at Montrose in my 40+ years birding there, so this was exciting.

Sometimes when you look up you see good things.