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Pelicans are not the most attractive birds around but they have their own appeal when you can capture their 'good' side.  It's amazing how such a large bird can be so graceful as it glides over the water. Does size really have anything to do with grace, or is it how comfortable you feel about yourself?

Pelican Plight

Most pelicans will fish in groups. They beat the water with their wings to drive fish into the shallows and then scoop them up with their bills. A hook on their upper mandibles helps them grip slippery food – and sometimes even allows them to nab a large fish, toss it into the air, and swallow it in one gulp! ~ Amazing Facts about Pelicans

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