We were surprised to find American White Pelicans at Donnelley on May 15, thinking they had long flown north for the summer.
A dozen or so were around the pond and a few paddled closer, occasionally feeding but mostly just bobbing around.
An Alligator paddled by, too; they ignored him.
A wider view with the Pelicans moving towards the back of the pond.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
May 15, 2022