pesco — 2014-03-03T11:51:01-05:00 — #1
wrecksdart — 2014-03-03T13:35:19-05:00 — #2
I've always loved watching pelicans fly, especially when they're doing the radar-avoidance thing, just skimming the water's surface. It was also neat to see bird's breathing pattern while in flight--just watch where the lower jaw meets the upper beak to see the steady breathing going on. Very cool.
vrplumber — 2014-03-03T14:16:52-05:00 — #3
This video, while inspirational to humans, seems pretty horrifying if you happen to be a fish.
Beak mounted cam? shudder
grumblebum — 2014-03-03T14:30:57-05:00 — #4
Pelicans make me profoundly happy, for some reason.
grumblebum — 2014-03-03T14:34:42-05:00 — #5
Well, that wouldn't be a problem, if fish spent less time watching TV...
... And more time in school.
grumblebum — 2014-03-03T14:46:00-05:00 — #6
Indeed. They really are incredibly beautiful while "at work," yet so goofy at rest.
old — 2014-03-03T14:52:10-05:00 — #7
Bird Nerd Trivia (IIRC) - Humans use muscles to inhale, and exhale by relaxing. For birds, it's the opposite.
vrplumber — 2014-03-03T15:02:20-05:00 — #8
I feel as if I am being baited to respond
cowicide — 2014-03-04T03:44:22-05:00 — #9
In the future please add a youtube link under the embedded video. It makes it vastly easier to launch youtube on Android, etc.
jeddak — 2014-03-04T09:05:49-05:00 — #10
I doubt the pelican "forgot" how to fly. It was probably experiencing shock and fear after its experience with the storm.
If I were a pelican and some jackass glued a foreign object to my beak, I'd probably not be too keen to fly, either. Of course, once he started chasing me down the beach waving his big ape-arms at me....
nagurski — 2014-03-04T14:01:38-05:00 — #11
Erm, the pelican, as photographer, owns all rights to this image. Have you cleared this with the pelican?
pesco — 2014-03-08T11:51:11-05:00 — #12
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