While walking the dogs today, I saw these giant birds at the pond near my house. Third in a series. Previously, elk: MEANWHILE ... ELK!
  1. People unacquainted with birding
  2. might be surprised to see pelicans
  3. in the arid Western states
  4. but the American White Pelican
  5. is a surprise and common
  6. find on Colorado's reservoirs.
  7. The five- to six- foot long birds
  8. with the nine-foot wingspan
  9. migrate from the Gulf of Mexico,
  10. where they spend winters,
  11. to Canada, with stops in Colorado.
  12. The curious thing about pelicans:
  13. Their mouth can hold more than their belly can.