[Tweeters] Pelican and Surfbird

Jeff jeffandsuekm at comcast.net
Sun Nov 24 20:41:30 PST 2013

Went looking for the Pelican Sunday morning at the South Park location and there it was. Very little traffic so we were able to park on the shoulder and get some great looks. Managed some decent pics, here's one: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffroscoe/11041208083/" title="American White Pelican by jeffroscoe, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/11041208083_e8e1d99f1b.jpg" width="347" height="500" alt="American White Pelican"></a>

Not many other birds around, 1 GB Heron, Buffleheads and Hooded Mergansers by the pelican and over by the 2nd Ave ponds we saw several mallards and a couple Gadwalls.

Headed over to Alki cuz I remembered seeing reports of Surfbirds over there. Found one, but thought it was a Black Turnstone. Didn't get it straightened out till it showed on the monitor. Pic here, <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffroscoe/11041910145/" title="Alki Beach 545 by jeffroscoe, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5511/11041910145_f2990bf617.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Alki Beach 545"></a>

Also saw about 60 Buffleheads, 10 Horned Grebes, 2 Red-necked Grebes, 20 Black Turnstones, 6 Crows, 10 DC Cormorants, 2 Song Sparrows, 3 GC Sparrows and many gulls.

Nice sunny day and a couple lifers.

Jeff Mills

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