The Pterodactyls Are Feeding Off The Beaches
Nothing like the first day of summer and it is blowing a gale, but if there wasn’t any wind it would be as hot as Satan’s kitchen. I watched one of my favorite bird shows this morning. The brown pelicans are back and feeding heavily in front of the beaches. Every time they fly by I think dinosaurs, hence the pterodactyl nickname, I mean just look at em’.
Watching a pelican dive on food is a wild show. This morning was no exception. The one bird all but stopped in mid air, thanks to the wind and then dove in on a school of bunker (I am guessing). There was a flock of pelicans moving north fast but these two stayed back and hunted.
Pelicans are another one of nature’s fish finders. If they are in the area and feeding you can be sure there are fish around. if they are just sitting along the surf on the beach, they are probably resting from feeding. They will dive bomb fish schools relentlessly .
That quick rain this morning chased people off the beach meanwhile sand perch and pompano have been abundant catches at 3Rs this morning. Lot of cusk eels being caught at Cape Henlopen. There are waves at the Cape Henlopen fishing pier.