Beautiful windy day at Pathfinder. We stopped there for a dinner picnic around 6PM.
My first visit ever to the base of the dam. Water is spilling over like Niagara Falls. At the bottom of the dam was 50+ White American Pelicans, sea gulls, cliff swallows, and we spotted two Red Tail Hawks flying off with dinner (a large snake).
A Sheriff Deputy stopped by and told us the weekend packs in the visitors, so hitting it during the weekday at 6 PM is a good time to visit as hardly anyone was there.
The pelicans allow you to get very close, so there is quite a show as they drift back with the water, then fly back up stream to get a better position for fishing. When one spots a fish, there’s a bit of jostling to get the best shot at the fish. One thing I noticed is that there is little or no wind next to the canyon walls, so maybe that is why there were so many pelicans packed in there.