I love Pelicans, always have since I was little. Given a chance to photograph one paddling over nearby was not going to be missed.
Next he surprised me. He came over to dig down into the bottom. You can see some type of old barnacle covered structure next to us.
Above he raised his head… and had a ‘mouthful’ of stuff. Barnacles, oysters, who knows.
Whatever he grabbed was filling up that pouch.
He worked it, then it was gone. Watched me the whole time too.
Always fun doing this 😁.