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Brown Pelican

San Leandro Channel, Bay Farm Island, Alameda, CA

A juvenile, plunging for a catch. Immatures have a successful catch rate of about 50-60% while adults have a rate of up to 85%. This is the diving flight posture just prior to streamlining the wings behind and in line with the body for the final strike.

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anuschka14-Dec-2008 18:37
Great moment. V.
Guest 24-Oct-2008 20:29
Great timing!
Marilyn Trabert 06-Oct-2008 15:08
Nice meeting you yesterday at the Hayward Shoreline. Your Brown Pelican photo is amazing! Perfect timing!
Guest 05-Oct-2008 22:49
Very surreal, Verne
regi olbrechts05-Oct-2008 09:32
Excellent shot, good timing!
(I hope he sees the difference between a fish and a massive rock!)
Guest 05-Oct-2008 00:56
Magnificent, vote.
lou_rozensteins04-Oct-2008 23:30
Love that sharp shape! Great detail too. Well done. Voted.
Rob Philip04-Oct-2008 20:26
Excellent timing!
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