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Monday, May 2, 2011

Brown Pelicans have been seen off the Mendonoma Coast

One of my favorite birds, the majestic Brown Pelicans, have been seen in the past several days migrating north. While thousands of Loons are speedily flying by every day, the much slower and bigger Brown Pelicans seem to have gravitas. These birds were nearly made extinct by the pesticide DDT decades ago so their recovery is heartwarming. I took this photo this morning on the bluffs at Sea Ranch while bird watching with Rick and others. The early morning was windless and warm - just spectacular. This flock flew over our heads. May the Brown Pelicans live long and prosper!

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