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Pelicans In Sync

Welcome to Colleen’s Corner. This is a column meant for fun and some information About myself: I am a Freelance Photographer you often see me on the side of the road  or in various places taking photos of different things animals, birds, places, people etc.  l have lived in Lumby just over 8 years you have seen my photos in the newspaper (Lumby Valley Times) and once in awhile in the Vernon Morning Star, and the Lumby Art Gallery. Photography is my passion. Disclaimer:  The information on some of my photos that I write about a lot of times come from the Internet or books I research them, hopefully the facts are as close to the truth as I can come.

Last week I told you about going to Alberta to Drumheller and Milk River. Before we got to Milk River we stopped overnight at Kin Island just outside of Brooks Alberta, it’s a Provincial Park Rv Campsite. It was very nice and it had a beautiful beach, The sunsets and sunrises were very pretty, worth taking pictures of.

On our way into the campsite I saw some Pelicans on the lake, I wanted to stop and take some pictures, Tim suggested that we go sign in first, so we did.

After signing in we started to go back to where we had seen the Pelicans just as we got there, a huge wind came up from nowhere and it started to hail, the hail was the size of golfballs. In the distance we could see an ominous cloud that looked like a twister, ok we thought we better get back to the campsite, the Pelicans had already left too. So we headed back to the campsite, after about twenty minutes or so the hail and wind stopped and the cloud had disappeared.

We didn’t want to chance it to go back out there again. After everything was calm I took the dogs out for a walk near the beach, dogs were not allowed on the beach which is fine our walk was good anyways.

The next morning as we were leaving the campsite down the road the Pelicans were there again, I got out of the RV to take some photos and wouldn’t you know it the strong wind came up again but I decided I would try to take photos of them anyways. As you can see they posed very nicely for me, I got some great pictures of them including in flight as they were leaving. 

Everything they did was very in sync with each other. When one would dip their heads in the water to search for food they all would do the same thing at the same time, even when they would raise their heads from the water and take off in flight they were all in sync. It was pretty cool to watch, even with the wind blowing me and my camera everywhere.

When they started to fly away, I got some amazing photos of that as well.

We then carried on to Milk River to the Writing on Stone Provincial Park.

When we left Milk River it was time to return to BC, we were on holidays so it didn’t matter how long it would take. When we arrived back in BC we stayed overnight at a KOA near Cranbrook. The next day we headed to Grand Forks. We have friends there so we stayed a couple of days. It was great seeing them again. We came home on Tuesday the day after Labour Day. Then I went to work the next day. It was nice to sleep in our own bed again and have WIFI as we didn’t always have that on our travels.

I am not sure where or when we will go next, but I am sure there will always be some great photos to take.

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