*Pelaero and the Her~mits*

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Subject: *Pelaero and the Her~mits*
From: John Gamblin <>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 15:38:33 -0800 (PST)
G'day All,

I was just wondering how many managed to see
Chichester David's special on the great Ozbeeb last
night? 8pm on channel 2 here in Oz? I think it was
called "Taking the plunge" nice title that eh ..  :^D

Anyways, I noted that the doco. was mainly centred on
the diving skills of Pelicans ..... and the fact they
create a sort of sonic boom when they hit the water at
more then break neck speed close to fish, this sonic
boom then stuns the fish? what I was wondering was, is
it the air compression within the pelicans crop that
creates the "Boom" or further up my "little" friends
beaks where a suction cap? sink plunger effect must
taking place?

John A. Gamblin celebrating 100 years of Ozbeeb radio.

Goes off singing:

Lets take a look behind,
And see what we can find,
This year has gone for everyone,
Past in Oz time,
So whenever I review,
My birding times with you,
I wouldn't change you see,
It's all History,

Some birds fly fast,
(birds fly fast),
Some fly slow,
(very slow),
But oh what fun,
(Oh what fun),
To watch them grow,
(Watch them grow),

Some are good,
Very good,
Some are bad,
Very bad,
But oh what fun,
oh what fun,
We've all have had,

>From your very own back Hermit :^D

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