We don't get to see White Pelicans all that often here on the Vancouver Coast, so having this one around for a couple of days was a bonus. This guy was resting on the beach at Iona Island for a couple days and I was lucky enough to grab some photos. The group of White Pelicans that use BC as their nesting range have not always done so well. Pelicans are very easily spooked from their nesting sites and because there are only two lakes in all of BC that they nest, one event can be devastating for that year's young. It is nice to see more of these magnificent birds and very good to hear that their numbers here have tripled since the 1980's.