I Call Them All Otis

Dauphin Island is known for its abundant Pelican population, and since it seemed like they spent their days simply “sittin’ on the dock of the bay” – I took to calling them all Otis!

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When these birds weren’t lounging on the docks, they could often be seen standing (or snoozing) on the rocks.

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Sometimes one would fly by….like this fine but funny-looking fellow…who looks to me like one of those cartoon birds getting ready to deliver a baby…


and other times they would leisurely drift along in the water.

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When they would stand and stretch their enormous wings, it seemed as if they were competing to be named “The Maestro of Mobile Bay.”

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I had so much fun taking Pelican pictures – partly because they are rather slow moving and easy to get in focus, and partly because they seem like a throwback to some prehistoric era.


I really did hate to say goodbye; so instead, I simply said, “See you later, Otis!”


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