22 Mar Bird Quiz: What Is This?
Bird Quiz: What is this?
First, it’s a bird – a Brown Pelican.
And the Brown Pelican was napping until it opened its eyes.
In this case, the bird had turned its head 180 degrees to rest its bill on its back.
So this is a photo of a Brown Pelican taken from behind the bird.
I suppose if you had a large, heavy bill, resting this way would be comfortable.
This is another example of how birds adapt to their environment, which includes even themselves.
Here’s another view (taken on a sunny day) that shows more:
Help Birds Tip
Put Easter Grass in a closed trash container.
Why: Birds mistake plastic Easter Grass for nest material. Then their feet end up tangled in this junk, thereby trapping them in their nest.
Both photos were taken in La Jolla, CA, at Goldfish Point. See Map
Learn about birds in San Diego: San Diego Audubon
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