From last week:
We lived in Florida when I was quite young (from about the time I was one through the age of five), and I have a few memories from those years. One thing I do remember are the pelicans. Dad took Nathan and I fishing a few times, and we would generally be fishing from a pier. The water would be perhaps 15 or 20 feet below us. The pelicans liked to hang around fishermen, and one had to be careful when reeling in a fish that the pelicans didn’t fly by and grab the (hooked) fish!
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.Â But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.Â Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31)
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There is a big problem in Mandurah, Western Australia where pelicans have up to 20 fishing hooks in them. They take the fishermen’s fish or they are caught directly on the line and they have to just cut the line to let them go. The poor things get infections and are often hampered in their ability to get around. There is a pelican rescue team now that go around tackling pelicans (the only way to catch them) then removing as many hooks as possible. Thanks for your pictures, your pelicans are more grey than ours, ours have darker almost black/brown instead and no grey on the heads.
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