Maybe it is just my imagination. Maybe not.
I have seen a lot more pelicans flying along the 24-mile-long Causeway bridge this year than I ever noticed before.
I think they ride the wind that the cars push off as they cruise by and the breeze naturally swirls up under the bridge My guess is it allows them to fly slower as they peer down looking for good eats. What I have noticed more of, though, is not the solitary pelican, but the flocks of them flying. These guys were flying along the bridge in a group of about 15 birds.
It may have something to do with the hurricanes and tropical storms that pushed them out of their normal habitats.
Interesting. It is small observations like this that get stored away in my memory and come back up when they tie together with some other new fact. Then, the "AH HA" moment occurs.
-- steve buser