Landing Gear Down - Check

I have been walking around Lake Macbride for over a month watching and photographing the American White Pelicans during their migration to Canada. Yesterday, a friend called me saying some boys were throwing out some dead/floating shad from a eddy near the bank into the water. He watched as the pelicans started to approach the shore. Normally, they are very shy, but with free food, their shyness disappeared. Unfortunately, I did not get there in time to see this hungry flock, estimated at over 100 pelicans, with their beaks opened, and their bill pouches extended, trying to catch the flying shad.

When I did arrive, just before sunset began, the water in the wind protected cove was nearly smooth. I caught this long reflection as the pelican prepared to land, dropped his bright orange web shaped feet down,  like a water skier.