[Bristol-Birds] American White Pelican

  • From: "Roger Mayhorn" <mayhorn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol Birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 13:26:08 -0500

Hello All,
At a recent county meeting I was asked by another committee member if it were 
unusual to see pelicans in the county. I assured him it would be very unusual. 
He then showed me two photos, printed on plain computer paper, of an American 
White Pelican that he said he had photographed with a small digital camera back 
on September 26th in the Levisa River, not far from the VA/KY state line. I 
know the photographer. He is an upstanding member of the community, and the 
photos look genuine. I'm sure I would have no problem finding the area of the 
river shown in the photos.

I copied the photos and have posted them on my web site. The quality is not the 
greatest, but is more than sufficient for an ID. The first photo shows the bird 
sitting on a rock in the river, and the pelican shape can not be denied.
In the second photo the bird has taken to  the air, and the black on the wings 
is evident. The photos can be seen at http://www.pbase.com/mayhorn/pelican

Roger Mayhorn
Compton Mt
Buchanan County

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