I started my second and final field season this April back at Gaillard Island, in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Despite the usual boat problems, we were able to get out to the colony just as the Brown pelicans started nesting and laying their eggs. Unfortunately, this winter's storms left Cat Island (the other colony I studied last year) without any vegetation available for pelicans to nest, so there is no nesting occurring there this year. Nesting at Gaillard was booming from the start, and has only increased every week since! It was only at the start of this month that things began to slow and settle down, and we have not seen any new nests being built in the past few days.