Brown Pelicans were endangered just a few years ago. When I was growing up on the Texas coast I never remember seeing a pelican. Now they are a common occurrence. They are one of my favorite birds. They are huge, graceful in flight, and a delight to watch feed as they crash into the water from what looks like 30 to 40 feet heights.
The following are some pictures I took late last summer from the seawall in Galveston, Texas. Yes, we live close to Galveston, and yes, we love Galveston!