If you enjoy bird watching, check out the west coast of Florida. While in Cape Coral last winter, the pelicans never stopped entertaining us. Each day as we vacationed on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, pelicans came and went throughout the day. A strange looking bird, with it's long bill and large pouch that expanded as it ate fish, made for great entertainment, it was like watching a National Geographic made for TV movie.
"Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that makes up the family Pelecanidae.
With 8 different species of pelicans, they can be found on all continents except for Antarctica.
Pelicans live throughout the world in tropic and temperate zones, and always near bodies of water.
Average life span in the wild is 10 to 25 years or more and up to 54 in captivity.
It is easy to identify pelicans, because they are one of the only birds with a pouch under their bill.
Along with the giant pouch, pelicans are a large bird with short legs, and they appear rather clumsy on land. Once in the water, they are strong swimmers, thanks to their webbed feet.
The largest is Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) measuring from 1.6 to 1.8 meters (5.2 to 5.9 feet) in".
Their large wing span was a sight to see, but the best part was watching them dive into the water and scoop up fish. If a boat was coming to shore, there was always a flock of pelicans that followed.
The flock would just float patiently near the fishing boat, hoping for a free meal, as the boat captain would throw chum and other fish debris off the side off his craft.
In flight, pelicans glide through the air with just a few flaps of their magnificent wings.
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