[Bristol-Birds] Re: Brown Pelican - Washington County, VA

  • From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opiehunter@xxxxxxxxx>, <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 01:14:12 -0400


To the best of my knowledge, your Brown Pelican seen flying over I-81 in 
Washington Co., Va is the region's first record for the species.  I think there 
is only one such record for the western part of Virginia and that was from the 
James River in Amherst Co. in  July 1998.  For that matter, I suppose there are 
only a couple of records of the White Pelican for far Southwest Virginia and 
both from South Holston Lake (1991 & 2006).  Maybe someone can provide us any 
addition records that I can't find at this hour.  That is a very nice find.  
Perhaps someone can find that bird in the area Friday or this weekend.

Let's go birding . . . .

Wallace Coffey
Bristol, TN

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Thomas Hunter 
  To: bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; bcbirdclub@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: July 30, 2009 10:08
  Subject: [Bristol-Birds] Brown Pelican - Washington County, VA

        This afternoon while traveling South on I-81 near milepost 10 I saw a 
pelican flying South towards South Holston Lake. I was unable to stop to get a 
better look but based on the flying profile and the size it was a Brown 
Pelican. I checked Clear Creek Lake and the pond at Exit 10 on my way back 
several hours lter but did not relocate the bird.

        Tom & Laverne Hunter
        Russell County Bird Club
        Lebanon, VA 

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