People were very excited to learn that ONE white pelican had been sighted on the ponds at the Pea Island Refuge. Imagine the hub-bub when more than 10 were sighted!!!
And I didn't realize that there is more difference between white pelicans and brown pelicans than just the color! For one thing, brown pelicans dive for their food. The white ones do not. Not only that, it appears that they "herd' the fish into a circle then scoop them up!
Dan and I saw this activity more than once; a circle of about 8-10 white pelicans formed. They started closing the circle, making it smaller and smaller...then they all started scooping up what we can only assume was fish!!
So, here are the only shots I was able to get (none of them circling though!!);
3 months ago