American White Pelicans have a nine foot (2.75 Meter) wingspan. They are surprisingly graceful and I watched many of them fly over a pond and land on a sand bar. Evidently only I was impressed; the other occupants of the sand bar never even looked up.
As he turned you can get a feel for how large these birds are in comparison to the Ring-billed Gulls,
and the Cormorants standing around.
Once they hit land they tended to strut along a bit, quickly blending in with the rest of the gathering.
Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
December 24, 2019