May 4, 2010 4:55 PM by Letitia Walker
FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - A second bird has been found in the
Gulf of Mexico oil slick and is recovering at a bird rescue center
National Wildlife Federation president and CEO Larry Schweiger
said Tuesday that a brown pelican was being cared for along with a
northern gannet that was found several days ago. The brown pelican
is Louisiana's state bird.
Schweiger says there's no way to know how many birds have been
oiled because the slick is so big and offshore.
Schweiger says both were in an isolated recovery area to let
them preen and get back to flying condition.
He says he doesn't know just where or when the pelican was
1 day ago