Wednesday, July 6, 2011
We headed to the coast this afternoon to escape the heat in Elkton. At Reedsport we stopped, spread out a blanket on the grass on the banks of the Umpqua River and took a little nap. Revived we traveled on to Winchester Bay where the wind was blowing hard and cold enough we had to put on coats. We spotted this Brown Pelican and he, or she, was so engrossed in its personal grooming that it didn’t seem to mind us getting close enough for this photo. I’m assuming a stiff wind is useful to the grooming process. This coloration of the adult will change next month when the neck turns white.