His bill holds more than his belly can... by girlie

His bill holds more than his belly can...

Found these two at Hat Head today. These birds had been gorging on fish skeletons thrown to them by fishermen cleaning their catch. The one on the left is proving the old adage; he took a fair while getting that lot down. The one on the right has a bulging neck that also took a bit of shaking and twisting before the food reached his stomach. I'm not sure it's a good idea to be feeding them like this. When they hunt their own food, they swallow the fish whole.
That's some bill all right!
September 20th, 2012  
Great colour and composition + lots of humour!! Pelicans alive and well in God's heaven...Hat Head ie
September 20th, 2012  
The bones won't get stuck in their throats, I hope! Great capture! 8)
September 20th, 2012  
I love your bird photos and the titles you give them Robin! I like your sense of humour!
September 20th, 2012  
love the reflection on the right one!
September 20th, 2012  
Great capture, that bill sure is full!
September 20th, 2012  
Mmm.. I wonder if the skeleton might cause injury on its way to the stomach?
Fascinating capture, Robin!
September 20th, 2012  
Beggars cannot be choosers, Robin. I think that by time they become lazy to hunt for their food. But these birds are so beautiful and you captured them very nicely.
September 20th, 2012  
Great shot!
September 20th, 2012  
Beautiful water colour, not sure about the fish in the bill though - yuk!
September 20th, 2012  
Love the vibrant color and scene. Well captured.
September 20th, 2012  
Wonderful light and colours...love it!
September 20th, 2012  
Fabulous capture, Robin. Beautiful composition.
September 20th, 2012  
I agree with you, Robin.
September 20th, 2012  
A wonderful bird is the pelican! Marvelous capture of these two. Gorgeous water and beautiful colors!
September 20th, 2012  
Probably not a good idea , with the bones getting caught in their neck!
September 21st, 2012  
Mmmm...It doesn't sound like the best way for them to get their food. Fabulous capture
September 21st, 2012  
Up in Santa Cruz a couple of weekends ago, there was a pelican on the wharf waiting for handouts too. They seem to do it well, although I wonder what it does to their natural instincts.
September 21st, 2012  
Amazing shot Robin.
September 21st, 2012  
too funnnyyyyyy
September 22nd, 2012  
Amazing that they can swallow entire fish skeletons like that. At least a whole fish is a bit more slippery and streamlined.

Great shot!
September 22nd, 2012  
Awesome capture, Robin!
September 22nd, 2012  
Amazing snap they are funning looking bird
September 24th, 2012  
Love these birds, fabulous shot
September 25th, 2012  
I love the colors and details in this pic! :0)
October 10th, 2012  
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