Some pelicans came by the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge this past week. They are fairly large birds, and you realize that when they leave the water for a flight it's a flapping effort against gravity. Luckily photographer Mike Daniels was there to see it. Check out the sequence. (See photos below)

Migration activity is beginning to get serious as we head into the cooler fall weather. The first official day of Autumn is September 23, by the way.