Friday, May 4, 2012

Brown Pelican

Twenty-five years ago the Brown Pelican was about extinct, having been killed off by the use of DDT. Since DDT has been banned, Brown Pelicans have made a remarkable comeback and are now ubiquitous in every part of coastal Florida.

7 comments:

Linda said...

Great capture of a gorgeous bird. I am glad to hear they are making a comeback.

RedPat said...

This is a wonderful portrait of this guy/gal!

Halcyon said...

You definitely caught his good side. Glad these birds have made a comeback. I think they're beautiful!

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm glad they've recovered!
Got a nice hair dress!
God bless you!
Cezar

JM said...

WOW! What a gorgeous shot of this beautiful pelican, Lowell! I don't think I've ever seen this species in person.

Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese said...

Beautiful shot! I love watching those pelicans.

Kate said...

Great photo; I'm so happy that they are now around again.