January 12, 2009

You probably saw on the news that adult pelicans have been showing up in odd places like freeways with mysterious ailments. We wonder if Gigi might have been an “early warning” of this problem, or whether she was just a confused young bird who happened to land on the bridge. In any case, last Friday we filmed some of the pelicans who have been arriving at the IBR (seabird rescue center) in Fairfield. We filmed a pelican “in-take” exam, and an adult being washed with soapy water, as well as these pelicans, who are resting in the center’s large aviary. No one knows what’s causing this recent, widespread (up and down the West Coast) problem. Click here to read a story in the LA Times.

Pelicans in a line

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