Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A wonderful bird is the pelican

Nature's prime favourites were the Pelicans;
High-fed, long-lived, and sociable and free.

—James Montgomery, The Pelican Island

[Louisiana's state bird.]

[An adult brown pelican, having caught a fish, is pursued by a juvenile. Lake Pontchartrain, near Lacombe.]

[Relaxing and preening. Audubon Park, New Orleans.]

["Splish-splash, I was taking a bath..." Lake Pontchartrain.]

Photos by Jessa.

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