A lovely brown pelican...I just bought the complete birds and mammals of Audubon at an old book warehouse. I was searching through all sorts of forgotten treasures and found this 675-page gem for only $7! I love birds that circle the skies around the seas and oceans, so I chose Audubon's brown pelican and put my own spin on him.
... So jealous you found that book so cheap!
I just love all your naturalist illustrations to death. Scientific drawings and fanciful ornaments are one of my very favorite combinations, and I hardly ever see it so beautifully done!