Did I mention we were going to the Outer Banks?
I'm a bit fond of pelicans, it would seem...
The Precocious Pelican
By Lemuel Crouse
As I sat looking out on a slate-gray sea,
A precocious pelican swooped from the sky
And lazily glided in front of me
Until a fine fish caught his eye.
At once he dove in headlong manner,
Splashing down noisily amongst the waves.
Then floating proudly, a wind-tossed banner,
A nod of the head to me he gave.
With tipping beak and gulping throat,
He slickly swallowed his salty snack.
Then, flapping his wings, the water he smote,
And my pelican flew off without looking back.
To be a bird like he I sometimes wish,
To have a home upon some marshy shore,
With naught to do but fly and swim and fish,
And be a haunted human, nevermore.
There were, of course, ubiquitous laughing gulls and other gulls about this damp day
I loved watching these swallows!
I saw this character walking below our balcony
And the grackle on the light
And a couple of birds for S of lowandslow
We did manage to get out on the beach...only to get drenched by a sudden downpour, lol
Still, it was a glorious first morning here!