Date: 3/13/18 5:00 am From: <susan...> Subject: American White Pelicans yesterday
Yesterday I received news of pelicans on Lake Auman in the western part of Moore County. The lake is in (another) gated community in the county. By the time I got there, just after lunch, a flock of 20 American White Pelicans were trying to gain elevation (presumably to head off to the north and west)-- but given the heavy precipitation, they were not far above treetop level, circling overhead.
I was also pleased to find three Common Mergansers and three Horned Grebes (2 already in breeding plumage) foraging in the middle of the lake.
This is the second occurrence of the species here in the Sandhills: the first being at Woodlake a few years ago.