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Old Monday 14th January 2019, 09:12   #26
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Another for Pelicans
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Old Monday 14th January 2019, 09:17   #27
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In nearly every bird the head sits above the body and the tail is short and square in all cases. Northern Gannets and Sulas in general have pointed longer tails and the head stretches in front of the bird in flight, it does not sit high up and retracted. These are clearly, even in this photo American White Pelicans.
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Old Monday 14th January 2019, 21:28   #28
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In nearly every bird the head sits above the body and the tail is short and square in all cases. Northern Gannets and Sulas in general have pointed longer tails and the head stretches in front of the bird in flight, it does not sit high up and retracted. These are clearly, even in this photo American White Pelicans.
OK, Andy makes two good points; I will agree that these are not gannets and probably pelicans.
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Another vote for American White Pelicans.
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