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AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN UPDATE MARCH 30 2015 Reported high counts for migrating AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS during the past week at GPFWA have generally been in the 600 to 700 range. This contrasts with several high counts of around 1000 at the same time last year. It has been more difficult this spring to get an overall comprehensive count. This spring pelicans appear be spreading out more across the property and often to be flocking into more and relatively smaller groups. This could be because the concentrations of fish the pelicans eat are themselves more spread out and not as large. A couple of individual counts of single groups have been over 500, and that alone suggests a robust population. Dan Kaiser texted on March 24: "I would guess I've seen between six and seven hundred this morning." His photo here shows one bird with a green wing tag, indicating it comes from the northern Minnesota breeding population. Vern Wilkins reported a single flock of 540 on March 28. Kathy McClain reported a total of 705 on March 29. Her tally was done without visiting all the Units that had pelicans. Two of Kathy's photos are posted here. --Lee Sterrenburg DNR volunteer bird monitor Goose Pond FWA
2015-03-30 04:27:19
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Shirley Dennis
Shirley Dennis wrote on Friends of Goose Pond's timeline.Have any Bald Eagles been seen nesting here this year? Thank you
2015-03-30 02:09:59
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Friends of Goose Pond
Looking for something fun to do with the kids today? Justin Guyer and the Wabash Valley Herpetological Society will be at the Vigo County Fairgrounds from 10 - 4 today for the Wabash Valley Reptile Show. Justin and his friends are always a main attraction at Marsh Madness!
2015-03-29 10:52:32
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