I was able to get myself out of bed by 5am, and yes it's dark out, to make my pilgrimage to the observation deck at Perrot Park.
Greeted by fellow outdoor lovers I heard the Pelicans have began to congregate in the waters around the park. They are migrating from areas in Canada to as far South as Central America.
|Far out in the River|
The White Pelican which stretches to 9 feet in the air has a graceful flight. They create long lines of up to hundred in the sky.
Best viewing has been around 7am as they cross the park over to Trempealeau Wildlife Refuge. Others reported an evening event as well before dusk.
|Landing in the Refuge|
You Too Can get up early for this special viewing.
A short video of the Pelicans and oh yeah some pretty nice Snowy Egrets in the foreground.