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Pelicans spotted in flooded areas

Posted at 11:17 AM, Sep 21, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — With floodwater sticking around in some areas all summer, you might be surprised to see these large, white birds going for a swim.

Nebraska zoology expert Thomas Labedz says it's typical for pelicans to stop in larger bodies of water near Nebraska and Iowa during migration.

Labedz says this likely isn't related to rising floodwaters as pelicans migrate through the area twice a year regardless of flooding and are probably just taking advantage of areas with water where they won't be disturbed.

Mid-September to early October is the peak time for fall migration.