An American white pelican is reflected, above, in the Feather River north of Worth Road, off Garden Highway north of Sacramento, on Sunday.
According to the National Audubon Society website, at birds.audubon.org, the American white pelican is among North America’s largest birds, with a 9-foot wingspan and distinctive black wingtips and trailing edges on the wings.
Despite their size, pelicans are known as graceful fliers and often fly in flocks.
Pelicans use their large bills and pouches to catch fish, and they often cooperate as they forage for food.
At lower right, one comes in for a landing to join a group gathered on a log.
Local residents say the pelicans congregate in this location most of the summer.