We spent the afternoon at New Brighton State Beach on Saturday. I took this picture of a single brown pelican swimming around with the seagulls. It was so funny looking, this gigantic bird paddling along with the smaller gulls and terns keeping up behind in a line.
That is Monterey in the distance.
It was a gorgeous day, clear, sunny, not windy, hardly anyone on the beach, a perfect November outing, reminding us once again just how lucky we are to live here.
Here's a closeup illustration from Audobon, so you can actually see what this pelican looks like!