The weather was above freezing when I woke up this morning so I decided it was a good day to go out for my early morning walk. Up until now it has been to cold so I have been waiting until after breakfast to go but I really feel like I miss things when I go that late … like the sunrise
I was armed with my bear spray and bear bells so fortunately I didn’t see any of them, but I also didn’t see any deer or Barry and Barbara Beaver. Although the beaver are still around because there is no shortage of trees with their teeth marks in them, or trees completely toppled over 😦
What I did get to see was something I have never seen before on Okanagan Lake … and no it wasn’t Ogopogo because I have seen him before … yup I really have! I saw three pelicans floating in the lake and they were very beautiful.
After some research I found out that during the breeding season, both males and females develop a bump on the top of their large beak and you can see that bump in the picture above. This bump indicates the birds interest in breeding and is shed once breeding season ends.
I sure hope I get to see baby pelican’s around the park this year!
Until next time …