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joel hanes

Spent one of the best autumn afternoons of my life laying supine on a long sandspit, watching flock after flock of white pelicans go south. Once we found the focus depth, we saw there were thousands of them, a mile in the air, in perfect sparkling white/black Vs just visible against the deep blue sky. Scarcely a wingbeat among them.
I had my Dad to talk to, a thermos of coffee, and the sunshine just warm enough for comfort.

Mary Ellen Sandahl

Very interesting, thank you - nature is prodigious.
I saw a pelican grooming its feathers while sitting on the back of a park bench in London's Hyde Park -- sea birds often show up in London's parks, but I guess pelicans are a bit unusual, as this one had attracted an admiring circle of surprised homo sapiens. The pelican was unfazed.

I live in northern New Jersey, in well-wooded, long-established suburbia -- and a gorgeous male rose-breasted grosbeak showed up at my bird feeder earlier today! A real event, according to one of mu bird books, as grosbeaks are birds of the canopy and don't come down to feeders that often. I don't think any supreme being would be regretful about them either.

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