UPDATE: Pelicans return to Saskatoon
Like snow melting, another sign of spring has arrived in the City of Saskatoon.
The city’s fishing crew has landed, creating excitement for both animal lovers and residents alike.
The pelicans have been officially observed at their weir along the river, near 33rd Street East.
The Meewasin Valley Authority has had special observers keeping an eye on the weir and on Wednesday morning those watchers spotted the first pelican touching down at 7 a.m.
While this marks the first official sighting, local veterinarian Brian Gibb, called News Talk Radio to report a sighting of the great, white birds just south of the city on Monday.
“Right after the sunset, four young male pelicans were gliding to the south, heading towards the city,” Gibb said.
The pelican's arrival marks the earliest in the past 17 years that the Meewasin Valley Authority has been holding their pelican watch contest.
The winner of that contest is set to be announced at a later date.
If you have any photos of the pelicans as they have arrived this year, send them to email@example.com