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Pelicans As Found Bird Animals

Pelicans found flying free all over the world.
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A scruffy stick
(1 of 18) (835 views)

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Bodega Bay internal link Bodega, California
(Photo Taken 11:23:10 Saturday 8 November 2008)
(Photo Posted Friday 12 December 2008)
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This pelican was found perched on a narrow board that was part of a small dock just outside Bodega Bay. A hard rain had just ended.


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Brown Pelican Reflected Itself
(2 of 18) (741 views)

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Cabo San Lucas internal link Mexico
(Photo Taken 17:34:48 Tuesday 13 May 2014)
(Photo Posted Tuesday 26 May 2015)
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A brown pelican reflected itself as it flew over the water next to the cruise ship anchored in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.


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Prepared to fly
(3 of 18) (843 views)

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Santa Cruz Wharf internal link Santa Cruz, California
(Photo Taken 17:55:46 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
(Photo Posted Thursday 27 May 2010)
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The interloper pelican spread its wings in preparation to fly a dozen feet to a slightly different part of the wharf. That later position placed it nearer to a fisherman's bait. To see the full story: internal link


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Closeup of the bird
(4 of 18) (846 views)

Pelicans external link In The Wild
Santa Cruz Wharf internal link Santa Cruz, California
(Photo Taken 17:54:02 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
(Photo Posted Thursday 27 May 2010)
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A closeup of the pelican who appeared to pose on the railing of the wharf with Monterey Bay behind it just an hour before sunset. To see the full story: internal link


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Closeup of the head
(5 of 18) (863 views)

Pelicans external link In The Wild
Santa Cruz Wharf internal link Santa Cruz, California
(Photo Taken 17:53:54 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
(Photo Posted Thursday 27 May 2010)
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A closeup of the head of the pelican who appeared to pose on the railing of the wharf with Monterey Bay behind it just an hour before sunset. To see the full story: internal link


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With Monterey Bay behind
(6 of 18) (840 views)

Pelicans external link In The Wild
Santa Cruz Wharf internal link Santa Cruz, California
(Photo Taken 17:53:28 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
(Photo Posted Thursday 27 May 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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This pelican appeared to pose on the railing of the wharf with Monterey Bay behind it just an hour before sunset. To see the full story: internal link


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Interloper
(7 of 18) (837 views)

Pelicans external link In The Wild
Santa Cruz Wharf internal link Santa Cruz, California
(Photo Taken 17:53:24 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
(Photo Posted Thursday 27 May 2010)
© 2010 Terry Costales
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This one brown pelican was brave enough to land on the railing of a dock filled with people fishing, shopping, and on the way to restaurants. To see the full story: internal link


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Only two of the group preened their feathers
(8 of 18) (842 views)

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Bodega Bay internal link Bodega, California
(Date Photographed: Friday 12 December 2008)
(Date Published: Friday 12 December 2008)
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Of a small group of pelicans on the stone breakwater, only two were preening their feathers.


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Brown Pelican Flew Over Water
(9 of 18) (897 views)

Pelicans external link In The Wild
Cabo San Lucas internal link Mexico
(Photo Taken 17:41:12 Tuesday 13 May 2014)
(Photo Posted Tuesday 26 May 2015)
© 2015 Terry Costales
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A brown pelican flew over the calm water of the bay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.


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Pelicans skim after sunset
(10 of 18) (816 views)

Pelicans external link In The Wild
San Francisco Bay, California
(Photo Taken in 2007)
(Photo Posted Friday 12 December 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Five pelicans flew near the water just after sunset but still well before full darkness.


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Deja Vu
(11 of 18) (821 views)

Pelicans external link In The Wild
Pier 39 internal link San Francisco, California
(Photo Taken in 2006)
(Photo Posted Thursday 9 November 2006)
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Two pelicans stood in almost identical poses on the breakwater just off Pier 39 in San Francisco. This breakwater is just beyond the Pier 39 sea lions.


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Two pelicans snooze
(12 of 18) (847 views)

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Monterey Harbor, Monterey internal link California
(Photo Taken in 2006)
(Photo Posted Thursday 9 November 2006)
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Pelicans snoozed on the deck outside a restaurant's windows.


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Restaurant roof
(13 of 18) (848 views)

Pelicans external link In The Wild
Monterey Harbor internal link Monterey, California
(Photo Taken in 2006)
(Photo Posted Thursday 9 November 2006)
© 2006 Terry Costales
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Pelicans congregate on the roof of a restaurant on the Monterey Wharf.


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Pelicans flap
(14 of 18) (824 views)

Pelicans external link In The Wild
San Francisco Bay, San Francisco internal link California
(Photo Taken in 2006)
(Photo Posted Thursday 9 November 2006)
© 2006 Terry Costales
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Viewed from the Embarcadero in San Francisco, these pelicans were flapping there wings to fly. Usually lines of pelicans would glide past.


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Pelicans skim the bay
(15 of 18) (821 views)

Pelicans external link In The Wild
San Francisco Bay, San Francisco internal link California
(Photo Taken in 2006)
(Photo Posted Thursday 9 November 2006)
© 2006 Terry Costales
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Seen from the Embarcadero in San Francisco, these four pelicans flew in line low to the water in search of fish.


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Three pelicans at counterpoint
(16 of 18) (840 views)

Pelicans external link In The Wild
London internal link England
(Photo Taken in 2005)
(Photo Posted Thursday 9 November 2006)
© 2005 Bryan Costales
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In a pond near Westminster, four pelicans rested at the shallow end. One hid its head, and one looked the other way.


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Pelican near sunset
(17 of 18) (819 views)

Pelicans external link In The Wild
Key West internal link Florida
(Photo Taken in 1997)
(Photo Posted Thursday 9 November 2006)
© 2005 Bryan Costales
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The sun was just setting in warm Key West when this pelican came into view.


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Pelican taking off
(18 of 18) (837 views)

Pelicans external link In The Wild
Monterey Harbor internal link Monterey, California
(Photo Taken in 1995)
(Photo Posted Thursday 9 November 2006)
© 2005 Bryan Costales
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A brown pelican in Monterey Harbor had just begun to flap its wings to take off. This is just before that first flap, while the water is still largely undisturbed.


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