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Mission Bay (Brown Pelican)

SOLD Rokkaku kite-masa/washi, bamboo, nori paste, cotton string Painting – watercolor and gouache Approximately – 30”x40” $400 Brown Pelicans are some of the oddest birds I’ve ever seen. They are dumpy, ugly and awkward when grounded and astoundingly elegant and agile in the air. Their hunting technique is a blend of kamikaze diving and pinpoint accuracy. The force of their dive actually stuns the fish so they can scoop it up! For several decades, they were on the Federally Endangered Species List but made enough of a comeback to change that status in 2009.