It has been an exciting day here on the Mississippi river in Fairport, Iowa!
Look who showed up!
The river is going down and I’ve been getting worried as the road in front of our house has just a little water on it and some people are starting to drive through it. That had me worried about our young pelican. I was also waiting to hear if there was some place that we could take Pelly and then……..another White Pelican showed up!
White Pelicans never come in close by shore here. My sister-in-law saw the new one and let me know. Pelly walked over by this one but when it swam back out in the river…..Pelly went a little ways and then came back to shore.
About that time I got a call from the conservationist letting me know that there was nowhere that could take in a young pelican. The only suggestion was if we were willing…..to keep feeding it. I told him that 15 minutes earlier another one showed up which surprised even him. Pelly has been here since July 4th.
I have no idea if this is Pelly’s mom, the beak is longer and it has all of it’s feathers….we haven’t seen it fly though. The “mom” came back to shore and joined Pelly on the sand pile. We are wondering if we now have 2 pelicans staying with us or will she get Pelly to go with her.
Early this morning a bunch of Canadian geese came up by the house but Pelly had no interest in them and they ignored our pelican.
While Pelly and his “mom” were getting acquainted, the Mallard ducks were busy getting worms along the road.