Pelicans often follow the ferry which runs between Galveston and Port Bolivar Texas. Fish and shrimp rise to the waters surface as the boat's propeller turns. This makes an easy meal for the opportunistic hunter.
Brown pelicans have been making a come back along the Texas Gulf Coast. Conservation efforts including less toxic pesticides have ensured their survival. Pelican populations along the Texas Gulf Coast are now thriving. An easy meal is the icing on the fish cake for this magnificent bird.
Someone made a cool but short video if pelicans diving...you can check it out here on YouTube
Edited with Aurora