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White Pelicans return to the Tri-states

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QUINCY (WGEM) -- It may not quite feel like spring outside, but the white pelicans know it's almost here.

Twice a year, they stop for about a month while migrating, and they're right on schedule.  Well over a hundred can be seen near the bridge running to Quinsippi Island, on Quincy's bay.

They can usually be seen working in groups, pushing fish towards the shore.  They then dunk their heads underwater, filling their bills--they then strain out the water, which will hopefully leave some fish behind.

These pelicans are also known for having a "horn" on top of their bills, which are only seen in the spring, and mean it's mating season. 

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