This pulsating swarm of migrating American White Pelicans passed over us while we were at a weekend soccer game. The shifting shapes, and the periodic flashes of first white and then black made this a very strange sight. The birds were too high in the sky for a positive identification in the field. It was only after I returned home and reviewed the photographs that I was able to determine with certainty what we had seen.

American White Pelican - Migration Swarm

American White Pelican - Migration Swarm

American White Pelican - Migration Swarm

American White Pelican - Migration Swarm

American White Pelican - Migration Swarm

American White Pelican - Migration Swarm

American White Pelican - Migration Swarm

American White Pelican - Migration Swarm

American White Pelican - Migration Swarm

American White Pelican - Migration Swarm

American White Pelican - Migration Swarm

American White Pelican - Migration Swarm