More White Pelicans

Pod of American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) standing & preening in shallow water at Lake Hodges, California; January 2021.

The American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, which means “red-billed pelican”) is a winter visitor to Southern California (they breed in interior North America) and I think they’re funny, goofy and weirdly cute birds (perhaps seeing the cute in weirdness is something that comes with age, I don’t know).

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Halloween Sunset, Bernardo Mountain

Halloween sunset with Bernardo Mountain and Lake Hodges, October 2020.

The skies looked promising yesterday in the late afternoon, so I went for a quick walk to “that new/old spot” overlooking Lake Hodges again. I knew that the direction probably wouldn’t be “perfect” for a sunset photo so this was more to still my curiosity.

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