Dog-eating pelicans and Change of Address

Subject: Dog-eating pelicans and Change of Address
From: Glen Ingram <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 00:30:56 +1000
NB Please note my change of address

my other address and its server has vanished, literally!!!!

Below is some interesting correspondence: what about the non-fish-eating
predatory pelicans??

Glen Ingram
Brisbane, Australia

Dear David,
Amazing stuff. Talking of "out of character" occurrences, we watched a
pelican grab, entrap in its pouch, gradually drown and swallow a
three-quarters-grown Egyptian Gosling near Cape Town a couple of years
ago. While it did its "eating" the other pelicans kept the parents at
bay; actually they appeared to assist in the snatching of the gosling.
Remember the Australian one that got the lady's chihuahua on the jetty
at the Gold Coast, Queensland, a couple of years ago? Reminds me: I must
post something about predatious pelicans.

Just how fish-orientated are pelicans in the culinary area?

Many thanks David.

Brisbane, Australia.

"The fault is great in man or woman
Who steals the goose from off the common;
But what can plead that man's excuse
Who steals a common from a goose."

> Hi Glen
> Further to your Peregrine and Wood Ducks.
> On the 24/11/94 at Fivebough Swamp while checking out the waders a
> White-breasted Sea Eagle came across the swamp, putting up the waders, came
> in low and landed on the neck of a Black Swan forcing the bird's head under
> water.
> The swan was only 2 metres from the shoreline in shallow water and despite a
> big effort to get free the weight of the Eagle was enough to keep it there.
> The Eagle waited until the swan ceased to fight, then dragged it to shore to
> feed. I always thought a big bird like a Swan etc when found dead was the
> result of dogs etc.
>  Also while in the Royal National Park, Sydney, a friend saw a Imm Sea Eagle
> "take out" a rabbit, fly to a tree branch to feed.
> Good Birding
> David Siems
> David Siems
> Sydney, Australia
> Phone: +61 (0)2 9759 1891
> Email: 

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