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Re: [Mendobirds] Ring-necked Pheasant, Brown Pelican ; Saturday July 22nd.

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  • Jerry White
    We could see the bird was in distress but did not see the fish lines. Congratulations on the dramatic rescue. Jerry and Nikki White ... From: Ortiz Family
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 23, 2005
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      We could see the bird was in distress but did not see the fish lines.
      Congratulations on the dramatic rescue.


      Jerry and Nikki White
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Ortiz Family <ortiz@...>
      To: <Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com>; Jerry White <grwhite@...>
      Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2005 7:22 PM
      Subject: Re: [Mendobirds] Ring-necked Pheasant, Brown Pelican ; Saturday
      July 22nd.


      > Jerry
      >
      > I just got back from helping the Brown Pelican you mentioned near the
      south boat-ramp at Lake Mendocino. The sheriff's department called this
      afternoon concerned about a Pelican that had been seen since 5:00 am this
      morning tangled in fishing line. I grabbed all the tools I thought I would
      need- the most important, being my good-natured husband (Who else is willing
      to help me capture this big beaked bird that no one else on the lake would
      touch). Thank goodness for my husband who accompanies me on these rescues
      (he calls these outings "Honey Do Errands").
      >
      > One of the Park Rangers took my husband out on a jet boat to the point
      where the pelican was, and since my husband is much more agile that I am, he
      was the one who got into the water and captured the bird. I've learned
      through experience that where there is fishing lines there are also fishing
      hooks, and this case was no exception; there was a very large lure with 4 of
      its 6 hooks embedded in the skin on the underside of the bird's wing. I was
      able to cut the hooks with wire cutters and pull them out of the skin with
      needle nosed pliers, and with scissors was able to cut the fishing line that
      was tangled tightly around the one wing and body. I gave the bird a quick
      exam and could not palpate any fractures. We loaded the bird up in a large
      kennel and took him to Mendocino Vet Hospital where Dr Robert's administered
      fluids, antibiotics and a little pain reliever (nothing to make him groggy).
      We drove the bird back out to the busy lake where Sheriff Officers Mike
      McBride and Scott Poma were waiting for us and took us by boat out across
      the lake to a quiet area where we re-released the bird. It was great to see
      the bird be able to stretch his wings and flap them.
      >
      > I wondered if we should have driven him to the coast but it was getting
      late in the afternoon. I sure hope this bird can now find his way to
      wherever he belongs. Please let me know if you see him again.
      >
      > Cathy Ortiz
      >
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Jerry White
      > To: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2005 3:33 PM
      > Subject: [Mendobirds] Ring-necked Pheasant, Brown Pelican ; Saturday
      July 22nd.
      >
      >
      > There were two female type Ring-necked Pheasants in the vegetation next
      to the mudflats in the most northerly pond at the Ukiah Treatment Plant.
      >
      > Floating around with the gulls and ducks on Lake Mendocino seen from the
      south parking area was a lost Brown Pelican.
      >
      >
      JRW
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