Pelican Party ~ These white pelicans were swimming together for their group feeding. They were cooperative enough to pose for me with all their heads up at one time.
This tern is larger than the Forster's or Least Terns, and nests locally in SoCal. After some failed nesting attempts, about 30,000 of the Elegants have gathered at Bolsa Chica Wetlands recently.
I'm not very good at capturing terns in flight--the swoop and dive and make quick turns. This one was hovering before diving straight down into the water for a fish.