Some people think the scrub jay should be the state bird for Florida instead of the mockingbird. I think it should be the brown pelican. What a pretty face this one has. The above pelican was watching me take it's picture at the fishing pier at Fort Desoto. He has just enough pink around the eyes and beige on the top of his head. He also has a green tint on his pouch that I've never really noticed on pelicans before. He sat there for a while then flew into the water. After a few minutes he was joined by a friend. There weren't a lot of pelicans at the pier that day. Maybe the fish weren't biting.
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