The Fishing Fleet, Pelicans

The Fishing Fleet, Pelicans

A few shots of cooperative fishing, Pelican style. Many birds hunt or fish in flocks but I don’t see any that coordinate the hunt like a White Pelican.

The Fishing Fleet, Pelicans
The Fishing Fleet, Pelicans

They will line up, almost shoulder to shoulder, and push fish forward.

The Fishing Fleet, Pelicans
The Fishing Fleet, Pelicans

Because these are massive birds it’s even more impressive if you can close like here. The Condor is the only North American bird larger than this Pelican.

The Fishing Fleet, Pelicans
The Fishing Fleet, Pelicans
The Fishing Fleet, Pelicans
The Fishing Fleet, Pelicans

In a marsh area flocks like this will fish as a group for a few days and then move on. They need to go, most of the fish are gone.

The Fishing Fleet, Pelicans
The Fishing Fleet, Pelicans

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

 

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