But I had never seen them at the Gilbert Water Ranch. So although I have lots of photos of big white birds standing around and checking the undercarriage, I took a few more.
Interesting. The pelicans seemed to be trailing around after the cormorants. As I watched more closely, I could see that when a cormorant dove, some nearby pelicans would rush over in a great flutter.
Umm, not exactly . . .
So, what kind of day was it at the Gilbert Water Ranch? That depends on your point of view. For the fish? Unambiguously bad. For the pelicans and the cormorants? Business as usual, I think. For me? One of my best days.