A little Eagle?
This was quite a surprise to me. I saw the brown bird flying behind the Pelicans, but until I used my zoom I didn't know what it was. Imagine my surprise to see how small the Eagle looks next to the pelicans ... and we all know eagles are not small :)
We are still getting small groups of Pelicans on the lake and an occasional eagle. The numbers have been amazing this year. Also, I am told, I missed a wonderful group of Cormorants on the lake ... they usually come in with the Pelicans, but apparently this time the Pelis were greatly outnumbered by the Cormorants forming a huge black cloud that swirled around the lake then flew off like a long ribbon to the north ... that will teach me to sleep in (7:30 instead of 6:30). It doesn't pay to be lazy :(