Great questions of bird behaviour #37

To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Subject: Great questions of bird behaviour #37
From: Denis Wilson <>
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:44:32 +1100
Geoffrey's  "Great questions of bird behaviour #37" included the question:
"Have any of you ever swallowed one of those little Pectoral Sandpipers accidentally?

Not sure the "accidentally" is appropriate, Geoffrey.

I witnessed a Pelican in St James Park, London, while waddling along, amongst some other birds,.reach out
and deliberately grab and hold a Rock Dove, and then flap noisily and awkwardly to the waters edge, so it could
swallow the bird, with a gulp of water to help it "go down the hatch".

With Pelicans, just about anything is possible, I reckon.

Denis Wilson

Some things in the universe are greater and deeper
than human intelligence.
It is the Power of Nature which bewilders us.

"The Nature of Robertson"

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