Found an American White Pelican by the two islands at the upper end of the Whitney Point, NY reservoir this evening. This is a first Broome record in several years. What an amazing bird. The bird must have dropped in after a strong cold front passed by as bird was not there this morning or early afternoon. The bird was fishing with its massive pouch bill and catching a lot of small fish. With northwest winds tonight, hopefully he will stick around for others to enjoy. There was a small group of people who joined me to watch this most impressive bird.
See ebird list for some photos: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45046103 Dave Nicosia -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --