A Rare Sight to See

May 12, 2017

Two species of Pelicans have been recorded in Massachusetts , the White Pelican and The Brown Pelican. This Monday, a very rare Brown Pelican was spotted by Revere photographer Eric Harrison on Point of Pines late in the afternoon. Harrison reports having gone to the Beach to photograph Common Terns, which have been showing up in large numbers lately. Pelicans, he said, are truly rare in Massachusetts. Harrison said he has heard from others that a Brown Pelican was spotted recently in Salem, and postulates that it could be the same bird. In any case, that’s one rare bird.

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