“Horrified families discovered how life can be when a pelican ate an unsuspecting pigeon.”
‘The eastern white pelican struggled with the frantic bird in its beak for 30 minutes before swallowing it whole.’
The gruesome sight was caught in St James’s Park London by Cathal McNaughton. He said: ‘tourists were watching the pelican preen itself.’
‘Then it just grabbed the pigeon in its beak. It kicked and flapped the whole way down.’
The RSPB said it was ‘almost unheard of’ for a pelican to eat a bird adding – ‘It’s diet is strictly fish.’
Though many bystanders said they are witness to having seen the pelicans eating other birds. -
‘The waders and ducks and many times the pink-footed geese as well as the Songbirds in St James Park. ‘Doing exactly this same thing ‘eating’ them and for far too many years.’
One lady said ‘40′ and more years. Adding – “It’s one way to clear the overabundant pestering pigeons wanting food.”
“But shocking that the few songbirds left in the park were being eaten after the magpies and sparrow hawks had wiped the rest out.”
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Can anyone believe it is possible to lay down such a barrage of poisons on the surface of the earth without making it unfit for all life? They should not be called “insecticides,” but “biocides.”
Chapter 2: The Obligation to Endure.
These sprays, dusts, and aerosols are now applied almost universally to farms, gardens, forests, and homes — nonselective chemicals that have the power to kill every insect, the “good” and the “bad.” To still the song of birds and the leaping of fish in the streams.
To coat the leaves with a deadly film, and to linger on in soil — all this though the intended target may be only a few weeds or insects.
“Pigeon Pie for Lunch” – Pelicans ‘eating’ - At St James Park – ‘London SW1’
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