[Tweeters] RFI: Brown Pelican near Alki beach

Amit Kulkarni avkulkarni at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 17:52:47 PST 2013


Thanks Pete for confirming this. I was actually surprised to know while
submitting my list to eBird that this is a rare bird for Seattle. If I had
known that before, I would have waited some more time to see its bill.

-Amit
Bellevue, WA


On Tue, Jan 1, 2013 at 5:29 PM, Pete Fahey <peterfahey at comcast.net> wrote:


> Hi birders: There is indeed a BROWN PELICAN around the Alki area. I

> espied the bird this morning about 11:30 flying NW toward Seattle . I was

> along the breakwater counting SURFBIRDS (85 in two flocks) on the rock

> below when it flew by.****

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> I also had a very large flock of SANDERLING (about 120) just past the

> lighthouse.****

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> Pete Fahey****

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> Snoqualmie, WA****

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> *From:* tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:

> tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] *On Behalf Of *Amit Kulkarni

> *Sent:* Tuesday, January 01, 2013 5:17 PM

> *To:* Tweeters

> *Subject:* [Tweeters] RFI: Brown Pelican near Alik beach****

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> Hello,****

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> I saw what looked like a brown pelican near Alki beach. I never saw its

> head but I could not think of any other bird with similar body shape, size

> and color.****

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> It was sitting on one of the signs off the shore with a bunch of

> cormorants. I was halfway between the Alki beach and the tip of the

> peninsula (somewhere here http://binged.it/WZcpBq)****

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> I managed to get a photo through the scope. Ebird tells me that it is a

> rare bird for this time of the year. Can someone take a look and tell me if

> I am right?****

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> It is the top left bird in the photo here:****

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> http://www.flickr.com/photos/avkulkarni/8336138040/in/photostream****

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> Thanks,****

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> Amit****

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