Last week we went for a drive up the river (Murray) to Morgan and I was able to get these photos of one of my favourite large birds - the pelican. I love watching them. They are so ungainly on land, so serene on the water and so graceful in the air. We spent a pleasant hour eating our lunch, watching life on the river and enjoying the passing parade of water birds.
As I was writing this blog, I remembered that years ago we visited Kangaroo Island and quite by chance came across an old man who had been feeding the pelicans daily for years, so I scrounged around in my old photo albums and found this one.
Reminds me of a childhood rhyme - was it ogden nash/
A wonderful bird is the pelican
Its beak can hold more than its bell can.
Liz Needle - now visit Wild Bird Wednesday for some wonderful bird photos.