Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pelican Life

Pelicans have returned to the to the Keys for the winter.  This can be a blessing and a curse, but they are very much a part of the water life of the Keys.  The are fun to watch when they are out of the marinas scavenging.  The are very artful raiders of fish from the sky, but to many have become scavengers of the scraps of the fishermen hanging around the fish cleaning tables of the marinas.  This leads to them perching on boats and leaving the tell tale trail of "Pelican Poop".  Never the less, they are unique and pretty birds that always interest me as they fly in ground effects over the water.