American White Pelican visits the peninsula

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Mark Gumz’s alert Labrador retriever spotted a large white bird floating past their place on Patten Point Road late in the afternoon of September 12.  Mark quickly took some pictures while his wife Susan did some research. They identified it is an American White Pelican, which is not unknown in Maine but very unusual to see.

This came in Sunday from Maryanne Vanasse on Long Cove:
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