Kane County Pelicans

Last year around this time, there were lots of reports of American White Pelicans throughout Lake and McHenry counties. We even saw a few. This year, local reports are more sparse.

However, a flock of the birds regularly visit Nelson Lake in Kane County during their spring migration. They are a local attraction of sorts and even caught the attention of Chicago’s PBS channel, which ran this piece on Chicago Tonight April 1st. Check out the cute size comparison where they show the armspan of a Chicago Tonight intern vs. the wingspan of a pelican.

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