Pelicans at Marion Reservoir

POSTED: 08:10 AM CDT Oct 28, 2013    UPDATED: 04:59 PM CDT Oct 28, 2013 

American White Pelicans have been coming to Marion Reservoir for 30 years or more. With their 8- to 10-foot wingspans and their 4- to 5-foot body lengths, would be hard to miss amid flocks of hundreds of birds who make the lake area their home. They dunk their heads under the water, take anywhere up to three gallons of water into an expandable throat sac, then tilt their heads back to swallow fish that were caught in the water.