If you enjoyed the last post from the Cleveland Lakefront, I hope you will enjoy this as well.
|Enjoying the Tall Ship Festival- he was a gate-crasher.|
|His resounding "yawp."|
We are used to the occasional White Pelicans in Ohio, and even expect them annually. However, a Brown Pelican is a very different thing. This bird was the happy find of Jen Brumfield, uber-birder and Cleveland mega-lister. We know not what strange winds brought him (or her) to our shores, nor how long it will stay. But we do know this is a rarity of the first order for Ohio.
Special "Thanks" goes out to Cleveland's top-notch bird (and plane) photographer Chuck Slusarczyk, Jr for allowing me to share all of these wonderful photos! It is a major feat to photograph a bird at these distances, and we appreciate Chuck's ability to help us see this wonderful bird that has captured Cleveland's heart.