While walking across the Galena Avenue bridge over the Rock River--she noticed a flock of white pelicans near the Dixon Dam, a low-head dam on the Rock.
As I've written before, low-head dams are dangerous to kayakers and canoeists. Yes, there are a couple of pelicans in this photo.
A closer look at the pelicans with the dam.
Unlike brown pelicans, their white cousins don't dive--they used their large bills to capture food such as fish and amphibians.
White pelicans are among the largest birds in North America. Behind these waterfowl is the remains of an old bridge.
White pelicans in Channahon, Illinois
- Ronald Reagan Trail: Dixon
- Reagan lifeguard statue effort underway in Dixon, IL
- Ronald Reagan Trail: Lowell Park and 78 lives saved
- Marathon Pundit's Ronald Reagan Trail
- Midwestern Presidential Pathway: Dixon, a shining city upon a hill
- Midwestern Presidential Pathway: Ronald Reagan's Dixon, Illinois
- Ike, the military truck convoy, the Lincoln Highway, and Dixon, Illinois
- The only statue of Lincoln in military dress is in Dixon, Illinois
- New Reagan statue in Dixon, Illinois
- On this day 155 years ago: Lincoln campaigns for Frémont in Dixon, IL