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.