Coincidentally, just a week before I'm about to return to the west coast of the US, I get an email from the North American Bird Banding Program on Friday about this young chap that I spotted at Brookings, Oregon, on 2nd August 2012: -
It had been ringed a week or so earlier, on 25th July, in San Francisco, California. As with the ringed Caspian Tern from last summer, once again I got a certificate of appreciation!
|Brown Pelican M77|
It's all getting me warmed up nicely for the return visit! There'll be plenty of gulls to look through, and this time they'll have all their primaries intact. I suppose it'll be rude to not have a look at a few other species too. Six more sleeps to go.