The Pelican in the Gulf

All birds are majestic: 

How can we look at something that flies above us and not be astounded by its ability to do something we cannot do naturally.

Brown Pelican

Astounded, perhaps mesmerized

Brown Pelican feeding

How do they uplift those awkward bodies from the water and glide on the wind

Brown Pelican in flight

I watch them swallow whole fish and gracefully return to a classic pose.

Brown Pelican feeding

Another reason to love the unusual.

Brown Pelican in black and white

The Brown Pelican Pair of Brown Pelicans

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4 thoughts on “The Pelican in the Gulf

  1. Pelican is one of the heaviest birds capable of flight. Talking about pelicans it reminds me of a poem:
    A wonderful bird is the pelican,
    His bill will hold more than his belican. (or belly can)
    He can take in his beak
    Food enough for a week,
    But I’m damned if I see how the helican. (or hell he can)

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