Sunrise at Palmas de Cortez

is a beautiful thing. What a way to start the day!
Brown Pelicans are some of the most entertaining seabirds to observe. These stalky birds glide in long lines always taking advantage of the wind’s currents. Diving in the sea, Brown Pelicans, (White pelicans don’t dive much), open their large pouches and scoop up to 3 gallons of water, hopefully full of fishes such as sardinas, to feed on.
Being exclusively coastal, Brown pelicans are very sensitive to pollution, starvation, fishing lines and nets. After the banning of pesticides such as DDT, which causes their egg shells to thin, Brown Pelicans seem to be making a comeback.

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