Summer just doesn't begin for me until I see the pelicans. They seem to prefer to breed at Big Johnson Reservoir a few miles away, but always stop by at Carp Lake (aka The Pelican Pond) for the first couple of days.
I got some pictures late yesterday afternoon, and was delighted to see them still at the pond this morning, floating lazily over the misty waters. They were gone by this afternoon. During mating season the pelicans bills turn bright orange and the males will develop a plate on the top of their beak.