East windy

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Strong east wind blew lots of venomous Portuguese man-o-wars onto the beach yesterday.

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Brown Pelicans cruised south over the beach, crabbed into the wind.

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Their big wings seem designed for easy lift.

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Brown Pelicans feed by plunging into the water, stunning small fish with the impact of their large bodies and scooping them up in their expandable throat pouches. When not foraging, pelicans stand around fishing docks, jetties, and beaches or cruise the shoreline. In flight, lines of pelicans glide on their broad wings, often surfing updrafts along wave faces or cliffs. Their wingbeats are slow, deep, and powerful.

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Whew: Radar had good workout in soft sand, high on the beach to avoid man-o-wars.

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