Pelican Pier


There are a number of private fishing piers jutting out into Little Bay here in Rockport. Most of them were severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey in September 2017. Pelican Pier is one of the few to be fully rebuilt.

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Pelican Pier, Rockport, Texas July 2019

While the pier may have earned it’s moniker as a preferred resting spot for pelicans in the past, it certainly wasn’t true this year. Both the American White and Brown Pelicans opted to share a nearby derelict pier. More restful, I presume. While the American Whites migrated north around Easter, some of the remaining Browns still haul out there.

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Gulls, Brown Pelicans, Cormorants, American White Pelicans on Pier, Rockport, Texas March 2019

Categories: Nature Notes

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