This week the are an unusually large number of brown pelicans gliding around Carmel Point. (“Unusually” is my unscientific adverb.) Many of them land on several ocean outcrops near the shore. Took this shot with a cell phone yesterday evening. The great thing about pelicans is how quietly they sail past in V-formation, rarely seeming to be in a hurry. They will sit for extended periods of time on these ocean boulders, doing what, I’m not sure. Over 40 years ago these birds faced extinction until the use of DDT was banned in 1970. Their population appears robust once again in the Monterey Bay area.