|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.
Some things in
the universe are greater and deeper
"The Nature of Robertson"
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