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Re: birds

Pelicans are just bizarre. And somehow unbelievable.  I saw white pelicans at 
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and at the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge near Buffalo, NY. 
 Neither place was where I expected to see them, but there they were.  Brown 
pelicans at Chincoteague just look comical.  I still think the GBH is the 
most prehistoric-looking.  Auralie

In a message dated 02/20/2003 5:36:07 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
jsinger@igc.org writes:

> my wife might disagree with you. she maintains that pelicans are the last 
> link to flying dinosaurs. but they're not very interesting when they 
> walk--they just waddle like a duck.
> At 09:33 AM 2/20/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >In a message dated 02/19/2003 7:59:05 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> >jsinger@igc.org writes:
> >
> >>i've had to stop my truck to allow a slow moving great blue
> >>heron to cross the road. they move so deliberately slow, placing one foot
> >>so methodically in front of the other. i've come to think of them as
> >>mechanical objects just because of how they move. but they make 
> >eye-contact
> >>
> >>with you--big amber eyes with iridescent blue in the iris. and that's why
> >>you don't run the dumb things over; they've got your number.
> >>
> >
> >I always think they look prehistoric.  In my mind, they support the
> >connection of birds and dinosaurs more than any other birds.

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