Long distance pelicans

To: <>
Subject: Long distance pelicans
From: "Chris Lloyd" <>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 16:06:21 +1000
I don't know if the bugger bred or not but about three years ago one of Greg
Johnston's tagged pelicans turned up in Wonga Wetlands (Albury). I was
teaching wildlife rehabilitators at the time at the Education centre so the
bird was handed over. It had a mild case  of Pododermatitis so a couple of
injections and some instructions for care and maintenance and I left it with
the local WIRES branch. It became notorious in  Albury/wodonga with
(complete with a picture in the local rag) for its behaviour with another
recalcitrant long-nosed albatross. A year later on my way to Cobar I stopped
off on the Bogan at Nyngan for tea and a twitch only to find pelican 222
cruising the river escorted by that infamous ground nester the Little Black
Shag. One presumes that like most escapees from the retirement village of
Adelaide it was on its way to the smart (or is it sunshine) state as well.


To unsubscribe from this mailing list, 
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU