Brown Pelican Profiles

Brown Pelicans are one of those birds that will perch for long periods of time; and if around water, they enjoy the top of a pier.  As long as they are out of our reach, they seem content.  Great for us on photography practice.

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Though sometimes something moving in the water below catches the Brown Pelican’s acute eyesight and he comes to attention.

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I was excited with the set-up of the next photo opportunity but it was a cloudy day.  The color result wasn’t exciting, so I tried editing it in black & white and found I liked it better.

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Cloudy days don’t provide the best of photos; but I did like this next one, he posed so nicely.  I think we had a moment.   🙂

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The tooth-like formation at the tip of the Brown Pelican’s bill is used as an “egg tooth” to open its egg and, after hatching, serves as a tool for preening their feathers.

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Their “egg-tooth” along with the 12″ long beak and flexible neck allows the Brown Pelican to really clean those feathers and reach that itch.

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And, boy, sometimes the Brown Pelican can really throw you a uniquely beautiful “look”, as in this last photo.

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Fun times with the Brown Pelicans!


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