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Re: [Mendobirds] 1000 pelicans

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  • Kate Marianchild
    That s nice to know about. I hope you re right. I don t like to think they re eating salmon fry, which several people have hypothesized. Kate
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 14, 2006
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      That's nice to know about. I hope you're right. I don't like to think
      they're eating salmon fry, which several people have hypothesized.

      Kate


      On Aug 14, 2006, at 11:22 AM, Jim_H_Watkins@... wrote:

      > Don't know if this has been discussed yet; however, pelicans often
      > participate in "bill washing", where they dip their bills and wash them
      > out. Any chance this could be the behavior? Are they actually
      > swallowing
      > something other than water? The "bill washing" behavior usually
      > happens in
      > fresh water, which could explain why they are using the Gualala River.
      >
      > Jim
      >
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