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Pelicans at Vandalia

Gorgeous river trail kiosks are up at Sycamore and Cottonwood north of Des Moines and at Pleasant Hill access at Hwy 65 and Vandalia. Water trail signs will go up all over Polk County, with a dedication next spring.

Harriet St. to Pleasant Hill (6 miles) was great. I saw 5 herons, 3 eagles, and about 100 pelicans. One pelican swam with me for several miles. (10/8)

On 10/20, I did the whole 11 miles to Yellow Banks on a warm and windy day, I had my camera and got pics of a pelican, a heron and an eagle, plus colorful foliage.
Yellow Banks road
Yellow Banks road
Blue moon
Blue moon
Water trail and fall colors
Water trail and fall colors
SE 14th
SE 14th
Great blue heron in flight
Great blue heron in flight
Big tree at Hwy 65
Big tree at Hwy 65
Pleasant Hill access
Pleasant Hill access
Eagle takes flight
Eagle takes flight
Pelican on sandbar
Pelican on sandbar
A little closer
A little closer
Taking a tumble
Taking a tumble
Rock and roll
Rock and roll
Getting put back together
Getting put back together
Swimming away
Swimming away
Vandalia bluffs
Vandalia bluffs
Yellow Banks in blue
Yellow Banks in blue