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Bird Identification: Migratory Pelicans?

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 19, 2013
10:59 AM

Post #9390172

I spotted these birds gliding/circling over head above our local lake. Their behavior isn't anything I've noticed on others such as various gulls that I've seen around here. What do you think?

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

January 19, 2013
11:49 AM

Post #9390242

Kim those are American White Pelicans. I think they are looking for a school of fish or they just like flying the solars like the Hawks do. I see them do it here to out on the river in winter. Once is a rare occasion we see them in summer.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 19, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9390320

Wow! What's a treat to see them in such large flock. Many thanks Donna.

Chillybean

Chillybean
Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2013
3:55 PM

Post #9390465

I am late and I fully agree with Donna. We saw this over our yard last spring! It was beautiful and amazing. We live about 5 miles from a large water source and at that time, it still had water. It dried up with the drought.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 19, 2013
4:23 PM

Post #9390493

Last year drought was pretty bad Nation wide, sorry the large water source is now dried up. Chillybean. I was so delighted of the amazing sight of these Pelicans. I'm hoping they'll return soon. Thanks again Donna for the positive I.D.

I'm glad you stopped by Chillybean.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 24, 2013
5:45 PM

Post #9396591

Speaking of wishing upon a star. My wish came true! While heading out to see the Eagle nest this evening, I didn't see the Eagles but to make up for the miss, I saw another flock of Pelicans. That really made my day!

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