Patient, peaceful waterfowl


This morning at Malibu Lagoon, I was too much in my head. My brain was spinning, not at all present in the moment.
Suddenly a roosting brown pelican and I startled each other. This jolt awakened my senses. Immediately I noticed the sounds, smells and activities around me. There, three feet in front of me, were three mallards and a pelagic cormorant. The mallards slowly shuffled into the water and slipped quietly away. The cormorant remained, keeping an eye on me.
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