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Trip to Le Claire, Iowa, Lock & Dam #14 on the Mississippi River
by John D. Roach

Pelican Circling
Pelican Circling
On Saturday Morning, I arrived at Lock and Dam #4 to find the recreation area flooded and the road closed. However, given the 150 mile trip to Le Claire, I was not going to be put off that easily. I drove down the road and found a place to park and managed to get a few images of the pelicans. Here is one of those great birds taking off. You can see droplets of water behind him as he slowly and gracefully climbs up further into the sky.

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Pelicans
Pelicans
Here is another image where the light was wonderful on these two magnificent birds.


Pelican looking sharp
Pelican looking sharp
Here is another image of just one of the fine birds.


The Pelican has set down
The Pelican has set down
Here is another of one landing in the water. Wow! What an awesome arching wingspan.


Flood Waters on the Mississippi
Flood Waters on the Mississippi
ON Sunday, less then a quarter mile from where I managed to photograph the pelican, I caught this image of a house surrounded by flood waters from the Mississippi.