Down the Hatch.

Pelicans are rather entertaining creatures. One of the few animals that is almost a caricature of itself.

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Down on the beach in Puerto Vallarta this week while downing a cold one, we were entertained by a flock of pelicans on a feeding frenzy.

Having a front row seat, our cameras went into overtime. What follows is but a small sample of the pics that were taken.

This fellow was having difficulty swallowing a rather awkward piece from a cleaned fish. Their beak, over a foot long has smooth edges, but once the food is in the pouch, the tongue is controlled by a number of muscles that allow the pelican to manipulate the food. This one struggled for over 10 minutes before flying off.

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Since our photo challenge this week deals with variations, I could not help but to add this fellow to the collection. Cheers.

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The “Stone Eater.”

Variations on a Theme

6 thoughts on “Down the Hatch.

  1. margaret21 January 30, 2018 / 12:09 am

    These are great. The only pelicans I know live on an island in St. James’ Park, London. But birds that live so near Buckingham Palace know how to mind their Ps and Qs. Yours are much more interesting.

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    • Dan Drews January 30, 2018 / 10:07 am

      They are very entertaining. Cheers.

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  2. Miriam January 29, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    Aren’t they wonderful characters. Just love pelicans.

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    • Dan Drews January 30, 2018 / 10:06 am

      They are our entertainment while on the beach. Cheers.

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  3. Maggie January 29, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    Love your photos. These guys are real characters!

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