How Pelicans Fish
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If you are a landlubber, you probably don't get to watch the habits of Pelicans too often. The other day, I was able to watch and photograph a group feeding in Ballena Cove.
One or two might fish alone, or they might go on a group feeding frenzy, with several dozen fishing at once. As you can see from the photo, they are not very graceful in their fishing habits. They float above the water for a bit then crash in flinging their entire body into the water. Only their wings stay above the water. After a second or two they are back up flying, like nothing happened. I suppose they swallow the fish underwater, because they never seem to resurface holding a fish.
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