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Pelicans in Denton County #7357043 11/24/18 11:22 PM
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Seen these today while feedin cattle

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Those are American White Pelicans - freshwater and typically will be seen in the Great Plains but have been seen in Texas quite a bit.


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Saw one at the golf course in Horseshoe bay today.

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They were HUGE birds especially for how small the pond is. Was also a dozen hooded mersengers on there as well.

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They were HUGE birds especially for how small the pond is. Was also a dozen hooded mersengers on there as well.

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Originally Posted by North ranches
They were HUGE birds especially for how small the pond is. Was also a dozen hooded mersengers on there as well.


Bet they will eat a good chunk of your fish while they are there bang


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Pond or tank size down in South Texas does not matter to them as long as the can seine it clean. There is a shallow 80 acre tank about 2 miles NE of this smaller tank where you can find over 100+ on any day there. There were 5 of them on this small tank that morning and then they left heading NE.
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Today is the first time I have ever seen any on our tanks. Sounds like they are a problem.

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Cool birds, a bunch of them winter on Lake Ray Hubbard every year. Like some have said big birds

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Most of them I see in north Texas are real lazy. They sit over the loons and wait for them to come up with a fish and steal it from them.

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Have seen them on Lakes Lewisville and Texoma every winter I've fished them.

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What do they taste like?


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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
What do they taste like?


I imagine they taste about like great blue heron, or maybe bald eagle. grin

I meant fished the lakes, not the pelicans.

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I see them annually on Squaw Creek.



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