Wild, Pelicans As Found Bird Animals

Closeup of the head
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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


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)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #SantaCruzWharf_7329TNT
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Brown Pelican Reflected Itself
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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.


Pelicans external link In The Wild   •  Cabo San Lucas internal link Mexico   •  (Photo Taken 17:34:48 Tuesday 13 May 2014)   •  (Photo Posted Tuesday 26 May 2015)   •  © 2015 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T14_1502
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Prepared to fly
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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


Pelicans external link In The Wild   •  Santa Cruz Wharf internal link Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo Taken 17:55:46 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  (Photo Posted Thursday 27 May 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #SantaCruzWharf_7343TNT
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Closeup of the bird
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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


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)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #SantaCruzWharf_7330TNT
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Brown Pelican Flew Over Water
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A brown pelican flew over the calm water of the bay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #T14_1505
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With Monterey Bay behind
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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


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #SantaCruzWharf_2389BCX
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Interloper
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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


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #SantaCruzWharf_7326TNT
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Only two of the group preened their feathers
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Of a small group of pelicans on the stone breakwater, only two were preening their feathers.


Pelicans external link In The Wild   •  Bodega Bay internal link Bodega, California   •  (Date Photographed: Friday 12 December 2008)   •  (Date Published: Friday 12 December 2008)   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BodegaBay_3539TNT
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A scruffy stick
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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.


Pelicans external link In The Wild   •  Bodega Bay internal link Bodega, California   •  (Photo Taken 11:23:10 Saturday 8 November 2008)   •  (Photo Posted Friday 12 December 2008)   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BodegaBay_3536TNT
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Pelicans skim after sunset
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Five pelicans flew near the water just after sunset but still well before full darkness.


Pelicans external link In The Wild   •  San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo Taken in 2007)   •  (Photo Posted Friday 12 December 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #XmasCruise_8882B
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Deja Vu
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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.


Pelicans external link In The Wild   •  Pier 39 internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo Taken in 2006)   •  (Photo Posted Thursday 9 November 2006)   •  © 2006 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20060000_05
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Two pelicans snooze
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Pelicans snoozed on the deck outside a restaurant's windows.


Pelicans external link In The Wild   •  Monterey Harbor, Monterey internal link California   •  (Photo Taken in 2006)   •  (Photo Posted Thursday 9 November 2006)   •  © 2006 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20060000_04
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Restaurant roof
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Pelicans congregate on the roof of a restaurant on the Monterey Wharf.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20060000_03
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Pelicans flap
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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.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20060000_02
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Pelicans skim the bay
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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.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20060000_01
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Three pelicans at counterpoint
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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.


Pelicans external link In The Wild   •  London internal link England   •  (Photo Taken in 2005)   •  (Photo Posted Thursday 9 November 2006)   •  © 2005 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20050000_01
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Pelican near sunset
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The sun was just setting in warm Key West when this pelican came into view.


Pelicans external link In The Wild   •  Key West internal link Florida   •  (Photo Taken in 1997)   •  (Photo Posted Thursday 9 November 2006)   •  © 2005 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #19970000_01
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Pelican taking off
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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.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #19950000_01
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