"It's not the same without pelicans
I mean, dinosaurs...
Well, they're too big to miss...
And besides, it was their own fault.
But we all grew up with pelicans!
I hope the ducks hold out."
I've mentioned before how I grew up during the time when persistent levels of DDT in the environment caused shell-thinning in the eggs of many birds including the Brown Pelican, pushing them to the edge of extinction, and how I thought I would never see some of these birds when I grew up.
I won't share all 12 bazillion of the photos I took, but I'll leave you with a couple—well, technically three—because it really wouldn't be the same without pelicans.
|These photos are © Nancy Banks|