Pelican, San Pedro, CA – 14 MAY 2009

Went down to the pier to test a camera and wasn't finding much to photograph. Several of the old storage warehouses are being torn down, but my favorite should be safe as it's been declared a historic building.
I love the drainage spouts...they really look great in the rain.
Went over to the fishing boats and TW found some chains and nets.
Not the first time nets were appealing...
...this one was taken in Connecitcut in 2002.
I was ready to leave when I saw a Brown Pelican perching close to the dock on a fishing boat.

Turns out, they are classified as endangered in California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As with the bald eagles, we have DDT to thank.