Sorry, couldn’t miss taking the opportunity for an alliterative title. Our local Brown Pelicans are beginning to change into their breeding colors and act in flocks and pairs. That means that the rookery in the mangroves will be filling up soon and we will have young in another couple of months. The banner above shows them hanging out near the fishing pier this morning. They would cluster for a while and then fly off to feed. Several of them have started pairing and flying and feeding together.
When paired they even tend to flap their wings or glide and turn in near identical form as the fly. My favorite shot from this morning was this one
On the way down to the park, I also discovered this Red Shouldered Hawk hunting in the Mangroves.