[EBB Sightings] Mystery birds

[EBB Sightings] Mystery birds

John Harris
Wed Aug 30 17:29:42 PDT 2006
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    How about White Pelicans? Saw a group circling before flying off above 
    Sycamore Park in Livermore a couple weeks ago.
    
    John H. Harris
    Professor of Biology
    Mills College
    5000 MacArthur Blvd.
    Oakland, CA 94613
    (510) 430-2027
    johnh at mills.edu
    
    
    On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, Cymie Payne wrote:
    
    > I saw an extraordinary sight on Monday, around 1:00 pm: about 40 large pale 
    > birds with very dark primary and secondary feathers flying together, 
    > continuously swirling in a funnel shape as though they were kettling but not 
    > gaining altitude and moving pretty rapidly from north to south above 
    > Berkeley.  They didn't have the jizz of a raptor, though I wouldn't rule that 
    > out entirely.  Unfortunately, I was in a meeting, looking out the window, and 
    > so I couldn't leap up for a better view.
    > I'm hoping someone can identify what I saw, based on the behavior and 
    > distinctive markings -
    > Thanks for your help -
    > 
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