CALIFORNIA BROWN PELICANS – SUMMER PLUMAGE & COURTING BEHAVIOR

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The California Brown Pelicans squadrons arrive flying into La Jolla Cove.  Hundreds of these ancient & sacred birds landing for a stopover on their way to the Pelican nesting site at the Coronado Islands in Mexico. 

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I’m no bird expert, but these pelicans looked very much like they were courting & nesting.

I thought they were doing a duet together.  I didn’t know Pelicans could dance.

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After the dance ended, they had a conversation, handed small branches to each other and touched their heads to each other. 

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It was very sweet.

It’s like looking in a mirror.  I see you & I see myself, too.  This must be Pelican love.

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Japanese brush paintings on practice calligraphy paper. 

6-23-2014 Created

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