seagulls riding the winds from Ike in Iowa?

Seagulls in Iowa

Saw a flock of what looked like seagulls floating around with the upper winds. Wonder if they got blown in from Hurricane Ike and are just riding the winds with the system. They moved East with the winds not really flying but floating with the system.

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caitlyn says ... on Tuesday, Apr 19 at 1:51 PM

duh i've been to seattle and ive seen them up close. a couple days ago i saw and heard them about 3 feet infront of our windsheild outside of sheldon IA

John Menuis says ... on Sunday, Oct 10 at 7:19 PM

Sunday the 10th- 11 Am in Lindale Mall parking lot near Sears. It was on the ground 20 ft. away feeding on some food leftovers. It was definitely a gull. It took to the air and circled overhead at low level where I had a great view. It was a seagull.

Jake says ... on Tuesday, Oct 7 at 9:12 AM

Pelicans tend to fly at much higher altitudes and in a straight line rather than in a big pack such as the one seen in the photo. I say we leave it at "a flock of migretory birds".

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Sep 22 at 12:43 AM

how can you confuse sea gulls and pelicans.. ones bigger then the other, and i dont think they look anything like one another.. lets not forget about the pouch, bigger wider beaks.

Inez Gronewold says ... on Thursday, Sep 18 at 10:32 AM

Yep, white pelicans. They migrate through the area each Spring and Fall.

tammy says ... on Tuesday, Sep 16 at 8:19 PM

saw these same birds today,9-16-08 near the Tipton exit on Interstate 80. Sure looked like seagulls to me and my daughter!!!

Tracy says ... on Monday, Sep 15 at 8:42 PM

They look like seagulls to me.

Kathy says ... on Monday, Sep 15 at 11:03 AM

I believe those are Pelicans - NOT seagulls. Pelicans are migrating through now.

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