[CT Birds] Pelican(s)

Lemmon lemmon at snet.net
Sun Nov 13 11:15:27 EST 2011

I think this Brown Pelican is sort of caught in a loop of Long Island sound and does not know how to get back out to the ocean and go south.  
Carol Lemmon

--- On Sat, 11/12/11, eyeflight16 at optonline.net <eyeflight16 at optonline.net> wrote:

From: eyeflight16 at optonline.net <eyeflight16 at optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Pelican(s)
To: Mntncougar at aol.com
Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011, 5:21 PM

Although this doesn't help one opinion or the other, my neighbor down the street did see the Brown Pelican flying by Penfield Reef in Fairfield the other week at 7:30 a.m. and the bird was seen at Lighthouse Point Park at 10:30a.m. that same morning. She did not mention what direction the Pelican was flying. The other two times the pelican has shown up here it was just flying by, although the time I saw it wasn't flying really east or west, but just kind of out over the sound. My personal opinion based on these observations is that there may only be one bird flying between Greenwich and New Haven, with Fairfield being a fly-by point. However, like others have said, I'm not sure why one bird would fly so far up and down the coast again and again.

James Purcell

----- Original Message -----
From: Mntncougar at aol.com
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011 4:23 pm
Subject: [CT Birds] Pelican(s)
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org

> Although I have no more information about the subject than 
> anyone else and 
> probably much less knowledge about the bird in question than 
> many on this 
> list I'd like to throw my 2 cents in. I think it's most likely 
> there is 
> only ONE bird, simply because there have not been (to my 
> knowledge) sightings 
> in 2 different places in the same day. "It" seems to be in one 
> location for 
> several days or even weeks at a time, then shows up someplace 
> else for a 
> period. 
> If there are two sightings in widely separated locations in one 
> day I will 
> immediately revise my opinion. 
> Don Morgan
> Coventry
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