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Trout, Cormorant and Pelican - IMG_4841 | by arvind agrawal
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Trout, Cormorant and Pelican - IMG_4841

Lake gets restocked with rainbow trout.

Double-crested cormorants follow and show up in big numbers . And White pelicans follow cormorants.

Cormorants can dive in catch the fish but pelicans can only scoop up the fish. So when a cormorant catches a big one it takes a bit of time for cormorants to align the fish properly and swallow which gives photographers to get some nice action shot and Pelicans to attack and rob off the fish.

 

Most of these cases pelicans win but in this case both lost, looked like fish was dropped back in the lake

 

 

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Taken on January 1, 2021