WATCH: White pelicans return to the LSU lakes
BATON ROUGE - Cooler weather has arrived in Baton Rouge, and with that comes the return of the white pelicans at the LSU lakes.
Video recorded by WBRZ's Michael Vinsanau captured the large birds as they returned to the water Tuesday afternoon.
Holy flock! Pelicans have taken over the LSU lakes! pic.twitter.com/LzhbYsplx4— Michael Vinsanau (@MVinsanau) October 24, 2017
The migrating birds are some of the largest in North America. The American White Pelican flies into Baton Rouge around this time, leaving colder climates in Canada and the Rocky Mountains.
LSU maintains a site that shares information on the birds and pictures. Experts posted there the birds typically land here in late November and stay until spring.
The pelicans can weight as much as 30 pounds with a nine-foot wingspan.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
First female football player at St. Michael's does double duty
Staffing shortage could affect LSU post-game contraflow plans
Teens allegedly attacked guards with shank while escaping juvenile jail; one still...
News 2 Geaux: New charges for Matthew Mire
News 2 Geaux: Teens escape BR detention center overnight
Fans' Choice Player of the week 6: Central's Glen Cage
Tiger fans frustrated with Coach O after loss in Lexington
Dutchtown running back Dylan Sampson breaks Eddie Lacy's career rushing record
Tackling woes, issues with defense continue to plague LSU in loss to...
LSU loses big to Kentucky, what's next for Tiger football