CALIFORNIA BROWN PELICAN IN WINTER PLUMAGE – Pelicans in winter like to sit on a sunny bluff close by to where I walk. Their steely eyes glare at me in a hawk-like gaze. No wonder they can see fish in the sea from so high up. Pelican winter plumage is vibrant techicolor & when they display their pouches at each other, it is like a Persian tapestry unfolding in the flock. Their necks stretch up in a sinuous serpentine arc, feathers are meticulously groomed one-by-one & they settle down to take a sun bath. Lovely, gorgeous birds of sea & sky. I carry this beauty in my heart.