Out here in the North Dakota prairie, life is quiet.
"Surprised to see anybody here." said Brian Gator a Medina Land Owner.
But if you look a little bit closer, you'll find one of the country's greatest natural phenomenas.
"We see a lot of people from out of state here and they're amazed at what goes on here out in the middle of no where but I guess as local guys I guess we take it for granted." said Gator.
"When they fly, it's like a ballet."said Shook.
It's a mystery...
Around 100 years ago, there were about 500 pelicans living here.
"It's basically 1/3 of the whole continental population lives here." said Shook.
"It's gotta be the scenery. It's the only logical explanation." said Shook.
"We're having an issue with the water rising. We just lost that little island, there's no pelicans nesting there right now."said Shook.
"Last year the main island was 21 acres. This year it's 15. We lost 6 acres of nesting habitat."
If the water continues at this rate, it could be gone in as little as three years.
Besides enjoy a once in a lifetime view.
Even though the island is shrinking, it hasn't stopped other birds from nesting on Chase Lake too.
It may have been in the 40s this morning, but that did not stop kids from lining up at the local water park this afternoon.
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