Yesterday I spent some time at Saylorville Reservoir and watched some white pelicans in flight.
My photos do not do them justice. These huge birds have a graceful, soaring flight. When seen from a distance they are magnificent. As the flock slowly turns, there is a change in the color as those flying away show the black trailing feathers, and those flying toward the viewer appear mostly white.
I watched for a while and felt a calmness.