A spokesman for the RSPB said: "The great white pelican
originates from the Mediterranean and it may have been following its migratory instincts.
On September 16, a Great White Pelican
arrived on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.
This is the largest lake in the Pacific Northwest and home for a bounty of birds, from the great white pelican
to the nations' pride, the bald eagle.
From such small beginnings grew the UAE's first bird checklist, initially maintained by OSME, and then transferred, over twenty years ago, to the newlyfounded Emirates Bird Records Committee, which still notes that his record of five great white pelicans
, seen flying off Khor Fakkan, is the second of only seven records on the national database.
We saw all sorts of different birds like great White Pelicans
, Falcons, Sparrow Hawks, Owls, Eagles and many more.
The trio of Great White Pelicans
are a gift from the city of Prague and have spent two months in a special enclosure as they got used to their new surroundings.
Its newest additions include a pair of great white pelicans
and a wallaby with a newborn joey in its pouch.
Over the last fortnight, I have learned about Great White Pelicans
being exposed to West Nile virus in Africa.
Situated in Southern Iraq between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the Mesopotamian Marshes were a thriving habitat that served as a breeding ground and sanctuary for millions of native and migrating birds passing through from Eurasia to Africa, including great white pelicans
, Dead Sea sparrows, the endangered marbled teal and the rare Basra reed warblers, unique to the marshes.