Pelicans spend some time on Lake Kedron


Rare sand hill cranes have been seen cavorting on the waters of Lake Kedron in the past, but pelicans?

Longtime lakeside resident Ron Lynch emailed us photos of a couple of the half dozen rare visitors to Peachtree City’s northernmost lake this past wintry weekend. Here’s Ron’s account:

“I don’t know if you would be interested in this or not but it was really different for me. I’ve lived on Lake Kedron for approximately 14 years and I’ve seen a lot of neat water birds, and I’ve seen birds do things that I didn’t’ know that they did (like a great blue heron eating a chipmunk – seen that twice). Today though I saw something new.

“I was drinking my coffee and as I walked by our bay window I saw 6 large white birds in the lake. I couldn’t quite tell what they were so I grabbed my camera and walked down to the lake (wished that I had put on a coat).

“They were white pelicans. I have no idea if pelicans have been seen seen in Peachtree City previously, but it was a first for me. I’ve attached two of my photos but if you are interested I have several more. The photos are not great, but it was the best that I could do in the cold without a jacket.”

Thanks to Ron Lynch for great photos of these memorable visitors, maybe blown off course by strong winds over the weekend.