We were walking on the Santa Barbara pier when these two pelicans landing and expecting some hand-out foods. Visitors and local residents were thrill just the same. They provided the high light of the early evening on the pier and of course enduring the many cameras that were pointing at them.
I am very poor in identifying birds, and I have searched online for the past couple of days. I am confused as ever! At first I thought this one is the long billed curlew, but upon closer look, the beak isn't curved. So that was out the window.
Then I thought it might be the short billed curlew, but no, the beak is too long to be it.
~~Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.~~Humphry Davy