Date: May, 2020
Location: California, USA
Description: For years a pelican affectionately dubbed Charlie begged bait from visitors and regulars alike. He made a habit of snapping at hapless tourists who did not realize he was still a wild bird, despite his hamming for the crowd. With a wingspan of up to 8 feet and a weight of up to 35 pounds these large majestic birds are a sight to behold. As the brown pelicans learned the benefit of hanging around the fisherman who often tossed extra bait and captured fish this way, the oceanside pier became one of the hangouts.