Rivers of Life

White Pelicans Feeding in Minnesota

Clip: Episode 3 | 1m 37s | Video has closed captioning.

Each spring, Marsh Lake in Eastern Minnesota plays host to a huge migration. Over 22,000 American White Pelicans arrive here to breed on a few isolated islands. But they also come here to feed – and the outflow of a small dam provides the perfect site. When one pelican finds a shoal of suitably sized fish, it's the cue for over 100 of them to pile in. The fish don’t stand a chance.

Aired: 07/03/19

Rating: TV-PG

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