This is the view we found as we turned into the ocean side of Bird Key. Pretty amazing.
The little white ‘puff balls’, chicks, are not ready to move around yet.
Adults can leave their nest to fish and still have the young protected since there are so many other Pelicans.
This ridge covers have the island, deep in Pelicans. The exact number is guess work but it’s thousands.
This day thankfully there wasn’t much of a breeze. The next day, a wind blowing right to the boat. Big birds, that eat fish.