Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pelecanus occidentalis

I love watching the pelicans fly! We see them flying in a swooping line outside our office window all the time. However, it's very unusual to see pelicans on the rocks so close to the end of the Coast Guard Pier. This one, with the brown hood, is not typical of the ones we see here year-round... or is it the other way around? The markings on the head are so distinctive in these pics.


Country Mouse said...

Fabulous! I try and try to get shots of them but fail. I love watching them cruise up the coast so relaxed, and also diving for fish.

Nature ID said...

I've learned a little more about our local pelicans since this posting, but haven't gotten around to posting additional pics and commentary. Check back later. : )