I love watching pelicans. They are majestic. Silent. They seem so mature and grown up… come to think of it, I can’t recall ever seeing young ones. I like to watch them glide swiftly over a still Gulf of Mexico, so close to the water that there is a mirror reflection. If you watch closely it almost seems that as they use the tips of their wings to touch the water and re-direct their flight path. And when they dive, it’s exciting. I see them looking down, then rising slightly almost to get a good start before thrusting headfirst into the ocean. Inevitably you then see them throw their heads back and gulp down their catch in that massive pocket under their beaks!