22 Mar Bird Quiz: What Is This? | May 2016
Try this bird quiz.
Bird Quiz: What is this bird doing?
First, you can tell it’s a bird – a Brown Pelican.
And the Brown Pelican was napping until it opened its eyes.
Here, the bird had turned its head 180 degrees to rest its bill on its back. Many birds will do that.
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 to themselves.
Here’s another view (taken on a sunny day) that shows more:
See more photos of bird behavior at:
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 (and sadly, killing) 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
Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation