Although they were distant at first, they were still very distinctive and were of course instantly identifiable. A Pelican is a Pelican! And they were very comfortable too. I wanted to get closer and it appeared that I could take my time in getting over to them, as they didn't mind the presence of anyone else floating by on the lake.
After some careful maneuvering around the lake edges and crevices, I got close to the two Brown Pelicans. Here is an actual shot of my viewpoint with the naked eye. Also, it's pretty funny to see Brown Pelicans with the Sonoran desert in the background isn't it.
After a walking and risking injury to get so close to get to the Pelicans, I finally arrived where I wanted to be. And then there were three (one isn't photographed, he he). The Brown on the left is a non-breeding adult and the Brown on the right is a juvenile. I took a series of photographs of this neat treat..
You've gotta love Lake Pleasant. It is very well named.
November birding in Arizona is probably my favorite time of year. Rarity potential is high for a variety of different species, and the northern birds are coming down from the ups. What's next?!