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FROM READERS: Pelicans glide at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

By Clyde Bentley/Missourian Reader
February 21, 2012 | 7:02 p.m. CST
Photo taken on a drive to Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area on Saturday.

Clyde Bentley is a professor at The Missouri School of Journalism and founder of MyMissourian. He sometimes shares his own photos. (Here's a column from him about the new From Readers section of our website.) 

We went for a drive to Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area on Saturday. At a distance, a very large flock of white birds rose off a lake. We were trying to determine if they were swans or snow geese until they flew over us. Pelicans! Geese flap, but pelicans glide. They looked like they were lazily swimming in the sky.

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