White Pelicans are such group-oriented birds
They do the same things at the same time, preening
and then going out to feed.
Sending you some birds from sunny Florida where the only thing white is these White Pelicans, as well as Snowy Egrets, White Ibis, and Great Egrets. Often these White Pelicans have a little feeding frenzy in Ding Darling NWR in Sanibel, FL. When the wind pushs the tide out more than usual so the water levels are low, it congregatesfish. These pelicans feed, often as a group, by "herding" fish and scooping the small fish up in their bills, letting the water spill out. Click on the video to watch them feed. It is such a treat to see them so close.
White Pelicans are winter visitors here. Their breeding areas are in western areas of the U.S. and Canada, such as MT, ID, UT, WY, etc. Their relatives, the Brown Pelicans, live in southern coastal areas all year, and have a different method of feeding by diving headfirst into the water to catch a fish.