What’s your favorite beach bird?

If Navarre Beach had an official bird, brown pelicans would likely be in the running.

They fly in a graceful V-formation over the beach, dive straight down in the water to catch fish, and pester fishermen on the pier for a free meal.

They’re also frequently photographed, appearing almost to be posing for photos. But experts warn that they don’t care about us, just what we have to offer.

“They don’t want to be friends,” said Cody Nash, a biology research assistant and adjunct professor at the University of West Florida. “They just want food.”

Read the full article in the Nov. 19 issue of the Navarre Press.

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