March 11, 2010
Feeling Lousy: This brown pelican at the end of Monterey's Wharf II may have been hoping for charity. Starving pelicans have been seen begging this winter, an unusual behavior for birds that normally keep their distance from humans.
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It's been a tough couple of winters for California brown pelicans. Last winter, the epidemic began with sightings of confused pelicans far outside their usual migratory routes. By February, International Bird Rescue Research Center's two ...