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    Default White Pelicans

    Never seen one before and there are 12-15 in our cove on Hartwell now. I googled them and saw where Wateree had a bunch last year. Is this something new or have just missed it in my 30+ years on the lake?

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    I see them every year on Marion. First time I saw them I thought they were swans. They were a good ways away. Last group probably had 30 in it and we’re out with the comorants. I see them for about 2 weeks then their gone.

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    We had a few on Murray from time to time. They lost
    Gettin old is for pussies! AND MY NEW TRUE people say like Capt. Tom >>>>>>>>>/
    "Wow, often imitated but never duplicated. No one can do it like the master. My hat is off to you DRDUCK!"

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    They look Happy! Great Pic also!
    Gettin old is for pussies! AND MY NEW TRUE people say like Capt. Tom >>>>>>>>>/
    "Wow, often imitated but never duplicated. No one can do it like the master. My hat is off to you DRDUCK!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRDUCK View Post
    They look Happy! Great Pic also!
    They used to winter in Charlotte Harbor on a certain flat that was excellent for winter tailing redfish , they became one of my favorite birds and frequently would watch them waiting for the tide to get right.

    the picture above is from a rock island on Toledo Bend lake on border of Texas and Louisiana, I was excited to know they were around in huge numbers when i moved here.

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    Seent em on the dawhoo before

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    You could smell their privilege from half a mile away

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    Had that coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Test View Post
    They used to winter in Charlotte Harbor on a certain flat that was excellent for winter tailing redfish , they became one of my favorite birds and frequently would watch them waiting for the tide to get right.

    the picture above is from a rock island on Toledo Bend lake on border of Texas and Louisiana, I was excited to know they were around in huge numbers when i moved here.
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    Seent em on the dawhoo before
    Texas/ Louisiana got it.

    Dawhoo, salt water, got it.

    This is lake Hartwell, seemed a little odd to me.

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    Sorry I just wanted y'all to think I was important.

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    There’s a small flock that winters in the folly/Kiawah area. I consider it good luck to see them for some reason.

    Not super common to see over here:

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    February 1, 1994 I drove from Moncks Corner to Huntington Beach to see my first American White Pelican. It was a big deal - it lit up the bird hotlines. By 2010 huge flocks were common on the middle SC coast during winter. I don't believe in man-made global warming but the American white pelicans, reddish egrets, black-bellied whistling ducks, roseate spoonbills, etc certainly believe in man-made something...
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    Did a reverse sear on a couple of pelican breast....was not a successful venture. Wings weren't so bad....I would put them on par with a bald eagle wing
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    At least two hanging around Parr this week.

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    yeah, I saw them on Wateree, the lake, several years back for the first time. A couple of them hung around for a bit about five years ago.

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    This is a horrible pic but you'll have to trust me that they are pelicans. This was Dec 1st 2021 on Lake Marion. I saw them everyday for about 4 days and then they were gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberhead* View Post
    February 1, 1994 I drove from Moncks Corner to Huntington Beach to see my first American White Pelican. It was a big deal - it lit up the bird hotlines. By 2010 huge flocks were common on the middle SC coast during winter. I don't believe in man-made global warming but the American white pelicans, reddish egrets, black-bellied whistling ducks, roseate spoonbills, etc certainly believe in man-made something...
    Started seeing some roseate spoonbills show up for the season, one of my favorites to see in the marsh.

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    I thought the title said White Politicians, carry on.

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    Capt Tom taught me a very interesting cause of Pelican mortality that I never considered. Perhaps he will see this and tell the research results.
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