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Heerman's Gulls Kleptoparasitizing Brown Pelican | by brad.schram
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Heerman's Gulls Kleptoparasitizing Brown Pelican

Following a successful dive and scoop of anchovies by the pelican, it is immediately mobbed by Heerman's Gulls which usually are able to steal a few anchovies before the pelican swallows them. Avila, San Luis Obispo County, August 21, 2012.

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Taken on August 20, 2012