An odd looking bird that seems to part of the natural landscape along the seashore is the Brown Pelican. Living along the eastern and western coasts of America, they are seen from southern California to Ecuador, and Maryland to Venezuela.
A large stocky bird with a stretchy scoop for a lower bill is a hardy fisherman and soars low along the surf with his friends in search of schools of fish. Plunging deep into the water like a knife, they capture the fish and gulp it down that big throat.
Sometimes they can be found hanging around in the oddest places. Like a delicate looking tree that somehow manages to hold a number of these heavy birds.
Or waiting patiently at the Fish Market in Puerto Ayora in the Galapagos Islands for a handout.
Wherever they are found, their unique look will certainly mesmerize you.
The way it rests the beak on the chest mid flight, quite the look 🙂
They truly are a rather odd looking bird, but got to love them Andy. Once we were in a small boat with an outboard motor. A pelican came and landed on top of the motor and joined us for a little ride. Shifting his feet when we would steer the boat. He was hoping we’d have some fish for him.
That’s sooooo adorable LOL 🙂
I’ve only seen pelicans in Queensland, Australia. Beautiful birds! Great photos! 🙂
It’s interesting you said that as I was trying to figure out if they were on any other continent and it didn’t show these anywhere else but the Americas. I’ll have to go and check it out.
These guys are a fav of mine. Love the personal storage system!
They are super cool aren’t they? Thank you my dear.
Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! 🙂
Thank you so much Joanne! Some of my best so far of these pelicans.