Pelicans!

by John Wilson June. 16, 2020 185 views

Recent coastal walks have involved a number of pelican encounters.

That improbable takeoff, first like a skipping stone ...

That improbable takeoff, first like a skipping stone ...

Then like a jumbo jet.

Then like a jumbo jet.

Finally resolving into graceful flight. Pelicans near Kiama on the New South Wales south coast.

Finally resolving into graceful flight. Pelicans near Kiama on the New South Wales south coast.

Soaring high over the cliffs.

Soaring high over the cliffs.

Socialising after a hard day at the office at Lemon Tree Passage.

Socialising after a hard day at the office at Lemon Tree Passage.

They can soar like an eagle, and they can glide like a swan.

They can soar like an eagle, and they can glide like a swan.

As the famous poem goes, `What a wonderful bird is the pelican. His bill will hold more than his bellican.'

As the famous poem goes, `What a wonderful bird is the pelican. His bill will hold more than his bellican.'

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Camellia Staab 5 months, 2 weeks ago

You have some very nice captures. I find the pelicans to be one of the most fascinating birds to photograph.

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John Wilson Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Camellia! Fascinating birds for sure.

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Heike 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Wonderful birds, very nice captured. The landscape in #4 reminds me to ireland's coast.

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John Wilson Replied to Heike 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Heike! Yes, the south coast of our state is often very lush and green. On the same day in New South Wales you can be in blistering heat in the desert, go skiing in the snowy mountains or walk in subtropical rainforests!

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