pelicansThis morning Angelo Urato of the NJSEA spotted a pair of American white pelicans on the mudflats at Saw Mill Creek in the Lyndhurst-North Arlington area, an exceedingly rare sighting for this region. Angelo snapped the photo while captaining an NJSEA pontoon boat tour and, as of this morning, they could not be seen from land.

Nearly a year-to-the-date (July 6, 2014) a lone American white pelican was spotted on the Saw Mill Creek mudflats in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. George, as the pelican was christened, could be seen all the way through Oct. 17, at least 104 days.

Could one of these pelicans be George, which Ron Shields beautifully captured last year in the photo seen below? Hopefully the duo will move closer to shoreline. We’ll keep you posted. Send along any sighting reports and photos to


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