We just returned from a vacation with family in Southern California. I like to try to photograph birds that I don’t normally see here in Oregon. So on a day-trip to Newport Beach I went hunting for brown pelicans. I was told there were pelicans everywhere.
I saw a group flying overhead and got a couple of shots from a distance. One person told us to go to Back Bay Drive where there were a lot of birds. We did see a lot of birds (again quite a distance away), but no pelicans.
At lunch another couple told us to go to the Balboa peninsula – they had seen a lot of pelicans there the day before. There were some out on a rigging in the middle of the bay but again, too far to get a decent shot. So, these are the best I could get.