An overcast weekend morning didn't deter SUP (stand up paddle) racers in MDR from coming out to compete in the local meet--nor did the clouds dampen the feeding frenzy at one of the landings. A bit unexpected at that early hour, so we decided to cross back into the marina to check it out.
As we approached on our boards, we saw a swarm of large pelicans gobbling big fish tossed by an enthusiastic crowd--many of whom were Buddhist monks, dressed in full traditional gear. Only in LA?
Seals started to join the feeding pretty much right away too, though they were mainly underwater searching for any dropped fish.
Hoses ensured the creatures would stay below the dock and not inundate the walkway, though a couple of pelicans (above right) made it up to eye the fish bucket right under everyone's noses. Not sure if this feeding happens regularly, but it's always interesting to see creatures make decisions that go against the group mentality!