CALIFORNIA BROWN PELICAN – WINTER PLUMAGE

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.

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