Sunday, 10 February 2013

Pelican brief

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: -
Brown Pelican M77
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!
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.

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