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Anyone see the flock of pelicans overhead last Sat. 6/13?

 
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sridharstevens



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, saw them from above Swell on Underwood Mountain. Must be yet another sign of Global Warming Wink.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sridharstevens wrote:
Must be yet another sign of Global Warming Wink.


Most definitely. Haven't you heard? Most species extinctions are due to animals searching in vain for GW. It's called the Algore Effect, and it's devastating. Wink

Mike \m/
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windoggie



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you kook
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CUSalin



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I've seen them before. Usually after a period of severe thunderstorms. This inland variety of Pelican is pretty common in the intermountain west and can be occassionally blown westward by storms.
See recent story from KATU: http://www.katu.com/outdoors/featured/47962581.html
White Pelicans spotted at Vacouver Lake.

CUBirding.

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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once saw a huge styrofoam block the size of a tennis court floating on the surface as I approached a lake in NM. As I drove closer, I could see the block was "articulated", i.e., it flexed with the passing small swell. I couldn't tell until I got fairly close that it was hundreds of big white birds, and it was much closer yet before they became obvious as pelicans.

They get around.

Mike \m/
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CUSalin



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But not as much as you isobars Laughing
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