Hi VT Birders,
Although the pelican has not been reported for a few days now, we decided to try our luck and took a drive to The Islands. We chatted with Jackie, the person who originally found the bird. She confirmed that it has not been seen for a few days now. It appears the cormorants, gulls, and terns have voted it off the island.
The residents of Birdland were very hospitable this past week and made it possible for birders to see this rarity. She said she would be sure to let folks know if the bird comes back and in the meantime, please respect their privacy as they enjoy their weekend.
Ali Wagner, Huntington
Fred Pratt, Middlebury