Watching the ocean is one of our favorite things. So we grabbed some fast food and took it down to the south jetty at Newport. Quite a few other people have the same idea. Flocks of seagulls hang out to see who’ll throw the first french fry. I kept telling him that I don’t do that. He wouldn’t say anything; just waited patiently. But I think I heard him humming “doot doo-doo” as he casually looked around pretending not to be doing anything in particular.
There was a big flock of pelicans taking their noon siesta and preening in the wind. These are brown pelicans; although they look more gray to me. If you look closely you can see that one of them has a blue band on his left leg. Anyone know how to look up info on those?
Here’s a younger one in front. I’m not sure how old they are when their head and neck start to turn from brown to white.
There seems to be a grey and white theme here on the coast. These little killdeer are well camouflaged against the rock. We also saw a small hawk fly over so there is good reason to want to blend in. The hawk was also grey and white. There are 4 killdeer on this rock. Can you find them all? It’s like those hidden picture puzzles. 🙂