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Old Aug 21, 2008, 8:06 AM   #1
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Taken in Monterey, Ca. We left before he finished his meal, if he ever did LOL
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 8:07 AM   #2
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Here he is shaking down his fish!
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 9:51 AM   #3
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That's so cool - First time I ever see a Pelican picture like that !
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Wow Caryl! Great shots. I hope it didn't choke...cheers...Don
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 2:49 PM   #5
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Thank you both. It was a first for me too.
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 4:42 PM   #6
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That is as big a fish (if it is a fish?) as I have ever seen a pelican take! It has to get it oriented head downwards, or it is in trouble. This is a young pelican whose beak may be holding more than his bellican! .
Nice catch (you, not the pelican)! :-)
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Do you really think it is a young bird? I thought he looked pretty beat up and old.I did not stay around long enough to see what happened. It looked like a long process.
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The overall dark brown color of the head, neck and back signifies that it is a juvenile bird.
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 5:21 PM   #9
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Thank you for that info.
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