Hard to Swallow

September 20, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Hard to SwallowHard to Swallow


In between tides at the flats this morning made for deeper water.  Among the normal mix of herons and egrets, the pelicans arrived to fish for a meal.  This brown pelican was processing its latest catch.  You can see the outline of the fish in its pouch.  Just for information, the thick layer of skin in a pelican's mandible is officially known as the "gular pouch"



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