Pelican and ibis formation..

To: "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Pelican and ibis formation..
From: "Wendy" <>
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2010 14:22:24 +1000
I received this message from one of my brothers. Can you help?

I think I have only seen single species formation flights of such birds too. (I 
think smaller waders do fly in mixed groups)

The locality would have been Princes Freeway, in the vicinity of Serendip, 
Hovells Creek and Western Treatment Plant (between Laverton and Geelong)


Spotted an interesting event last Friday on the way home.  3 pelicans and 3 
white ibis flying in close formation.  They were heading south over the freeway 
from the land fill site toward the sewerage farm.   The ibis were in front.  We 
didn't mange to get a photo.  They had split up by the time we pulled over and 
found a gap in the trees.

Its the first time I can remember seeing two different types of birds in 
formation like this.


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