Thursday, February 1, 2018

It's Pelican Circus!

As a Londoner, I'm fond of saying about heavy traffic, "It's like Piccadilly Circus here!"  Well I'll tell you, when I walked from the fishing pier to Golden Beach early the other morning it was Pelican Circus. I've never seen so many pelicans. As a child in London I used to go and see them in St James's Park and I thought that was exciting. Well nothing could prepare me for this.

 They were cavorting around

Hunting what was presumably a big shoal of fish


 And diving in left right and centre

with a splashy thud

 They are so ugly

But so funny

 And brilliant at skimming low over the water

like the Dambusters

 There goes another one

 and another two. I couldn't get enough of them.

 Funny too how there will often be a smaller seagull with them, trying to grab the fish

This one actually took off from the pelican's back

 He's seen it all before. 

Ah the wonders of nature. You never know what you're going to see on the beach.

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