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Monday, July 30, 2012

Young Brown Pelican pays a visit to Andrea Lunsford's deck on The Sea Ranch

There have been many reports of young Brown Pelicans being seen in unusual places. Some of them are tired and need a safe place to rest for a bit. That was the case with the juvenile Brown Pelican that paid her a visit last week.

Here the young bird is taking over Andrea's deck. Note in the back a friend is holding a chair. She was a little worried about the Pelican's big beak. I don't think there was anything to worry about, though.
 The Pelican noticed its reflection in Andrea's sliding glass doors. It watched itself for a little bit.
 Then it settled down...
and tucked its head under its wing and went to sleep.
After an hour or so the Brown Pelican woke and flew off, hopefully to find some tasty fish in the ocean and continue its migration northward. It's pretty special to have a Brown Pelican pay you a house call.

Thanks to Andrea for allowing me to share her photos with you here.

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