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Please help me identify this bird.  I saw it at John Paul's Landing in Texas recently.  I truly thank you all.

Kara

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Are these supposed to be the same bird?  The first one is a Brown Pelican, apparently either into aerobatics or with major inner ear problems  :classic_biggrin:.  The second looks like a grackle, possibly Boat-Tailed; wait for confirmation, please.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/brown_pelican

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Thank you so much.  Sorry about the orientation of the picture! 

I was considering a Boat-Tailed grackle as a likely candidate.

Kara

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No, they are not the same bird  I thought the first was a brown pelican, but I was not sure if there exists another type of pelican beyond brown and white.

Kara

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2 hours ago, birdbrain22 said:

Yes the second is a Grackle.  I think Great-tailed would be more expected there over Boat-tailed as they are more of strictly coastal bird. 

My mistake.  I assumed 'John Paul Landing' was a boat landing on the coast named after John Paul, not a complete name.  Having Googled the location and finding it inland, and not too far from where I saw Great-Taileds myself several years agon, I agree with @birdbrain22

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