Here is a photo taken the first weekend in April 2008 just south of Omaha Nebraska. The first Pelican arrived and swam near a large group of cormorants. More joined until hundreds covered the lake. The next day it snowed large flakes that fell onto the ground and covered Sparticus' coat of fur. Last year, a group of about 12 Pelicans arrived around Easter. This year there were many many more. Having lived here for 14 years and I'd never seen one. Global warming?