Monday, December 28, 2009

The Pelican Poo Tree

To be avoided
The first day in Rincon we went onto the beach and the stench at the left of the hotel path was HORRID. I couldn't figure out what it was, but thought perhaps a dead animal or the skip behind the restaurant. It wasn't until the next evening we figured out what it was.

After fishing all day anywhere from 10 to 20 of these brown pelicans would nest in the tree for the night. Watching them fish was fun, but watching them (from a safe distance) try to land on the tree was truly entertaining. Sometimes when they landed their weight would make the other branches sway and knock another pelican off balance (or the wind), or they couldn't land and circle several times. One even grabbed an upper branch with it's beak, flapping it's wings and trying for 5 mins to anchor it's feet on the branch below.

I got a video of them diving, but this one is better and is in the same location.

1 comment:

Bill Evertson said...

Lol A Public Service Announcement.