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Saturday, August 11, 2012

A photo of a young Brown Pelican with an attitude, as photographed by Ron Bolander

The streams of Brown Pelicans headed north has diminished. The young ones that had to be rescued were successfully released last week. A juvenile landed in the garden area of the Point Arena Lighthouse several weeks ago and had itself a nice rest before flying off. Ron Bolander photographed the youngster. Does't it look like it's a bird with an attitude?

Thanks to Ron for allowing me to share his fun photo with you here.

We love the Brown Pelicans that fly just off the bluffs as they migrate north and then back south later this year. They continue to recover from the devastating effects of the pesticide DDT, which was banned in the early 1970's. Brown Pelicans are no longer on the endangered species list, which is great news for all whose hearts beat a little faster when they see a group in graceful formation.

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