Pelican Exercising

Photographying birds can be fun.

Brown Pelican standing a a piling by a dockPelican begins to exercise by opening his mouthThe Pelican closes his mouth and puts bill to chestPelican openings his mouth extremely widePelican begins to throw its head backPelican moves its head further backPelican is fully stretched out with head back

Pelican Exercising

One morning at Granada Bridge in Ormond Beach, Florida, I saw a Brown Pelican on a piling near the docks. I thought it might be a good chance to make a photograph of it as it started to take flight. As I was waiting for the Pelican to take flight it started to do what looked like a series of stretching exercises to start the day. I didn't make the photo of him taking flight but I enjoy these photos of him exercising. The Brown Pelican put on quite a show.