In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 photo, pelicans fly close to the water during an annual 24-hour Christmastime ritual to count birds along the Texas Gulf Coast in Mad Island, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. ... more 
In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 photo, pelicans fly close to the water during an annual 24-hour Christmastime ritual to count birds along the Texas Gulf Coast in Mad Island, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By David J. Phillip
Sat, Dec 22, 2012 2:43 PM EST