West Seattle wildlife: Brown pelican still hanging around

In sharing this photo today, Jon Anderson described the big beautiful bird he photographed at Don Armeni Boat Ramp this morning as “our resident brown pelican.” Beginning to look that way, since it’s going on a month since the first sightings. (Not long after we received Jon’s photo, we spotted the pelican ourselves, and we’ll add some of our photos later to the WSB Flickr gallery – *added* here’s one of them:)

Gliding pelican

P.S. After a previous mention of the pelican, we heard from International Bird Rescue, which asks that if you see one with a blue band – which this one does NOT appear to have – please report it to them, as they are tracking hundreds of pelicans they’ve rehabilitated and released since the species came off the endangered list in 2009, and IBR says some have been spotted even further north, in British Columbia.

2 Replies to "West Seattle wildlife: Brown pelican still hanging around"

  • LivesInWS January 3, 2013 (7:11 am)

    Kewl! Thanks. What a wonderful place we live in.

  • Noelle January 3, 2013 (4:43 pm)

    Very Cool!

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