Saturday, December 02, 2006


Alice likes to watch the "commuters" at the beach. Brown pelicans. Here they are early Tuesday morning. Local rush hour is a flight of 3-6 of them.
Alice and one of Pika's people once floated around an island in the Bahia de Los Angeles where every two feet or so was a brown pelican, standing on the shore facing the water, each with its head tucked on its chest, each in its own space. Alice says the pelicans are the best flyers at the beach. They surf the air above the ocean waves, never dipping their wings until DIVE! PLUNGE!! for a fish. An interesting sort of way to make a living.