American White Pelicans arrive in Inyo

Observers: Tom Heindel & James Wilson
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Date: 01/27/04
Time: 01:37 PM


On 27 Jan James found 3 pelicans at Tinemaha Reservoir. Tom had received an "Early Warming" post on Sunday from Susan Steele, of Ridgecrest, that 3 had just taken off from China Lake and were flying north. This is a month earlier than the normal avant-garde and two months earlier than the regular rush. James also found the Northern Shrike while Tom saw a Great Egret, rare in winter. At Steward Lane Tom found a female Merlin of the nominate race, columbarius.