The first stop on our Pursuit of the Perfect Pelican Picture was going to be Pelican Island, but this seemingly logical place to start was unsuccessful. Seawolf Park, our destination, was closed, and I had not researched where the Island's few gravel roads led.
We next tried San Luis Pass on the west end of Galveston Island, and while we saw many shorebirds (which will be discussed in a future entry), we did not see any pelicans.
So it was off to Pier 19.
We watched the arrival of this one pelican and its behavior on the pier.