Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican (4)Brown Pelican (7)I could sit and watch Pelicans fishing all day long.  They get just enough height to see their prey and then dive at high speed, often submerging completely beneath the surface, with that great bill scooping up the fish.

When the water has drained from the throat pouch, they swallow the fish and then repeat the process.  This one was fishing in a group off a Caribbean beach.

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