First of all ; happy new year everyone!

Now, a new oddity has appeared in Cayman and is totally fascinating me. Why, I am not really sure, but my guess is since I love animals so much. This story is also a bit sad.

To start with this tale: One thing I noticed soon after arriving in Cayman was that there are no Pelicans.  There are plenty in Florida and other islands I have been to, but have never seen any here.  I am not saying there are none at all, but I certainly have not seen any … that is … until now.

It all started not long before Christmas when I first noticed this fellow.  This is pretty much how I saw him while driving back from work one afternoon.  (if you don’t see him … he is on top of the lamp post)  For those wondering where this is, this is along the new-ish bypass in Prospect, directly in front of the Lantern Point condos.

This is the kicker : he is ALWAYS there in the morning after sunrise and in late afternoon before sunset.  By always there, I mean on the exact same lamp post  (the 3rd post from the nearest roundabout) and on the same side (east bound side) as you can see him (or her) on the picture above. It is like that, day in, day out!

Here are some better pictures of this follow

Where I feel a bit sorry for this bird is that I have yet to see another pelican.  Its solo time, all the time.  Cant be any fun.   That being said, obviously not much competition for fish when meal time comes around.  Maybe someone could find a way to teach him to eat lionfish! 🙂

Anyway, I wonder if anyone at the Dept of Environment has inquired about this solitary bird.   Ill post more if I know more. If anyone reading knows something, please let me know via email (link on top-right of this page) or by leaving a comment in this post.