A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Pelican


At first it seems a little incongruous if not odd, that this giant pelican retains pride of place in the parkland on the Noosaville river bank, but it has a long history among the community dating back a couple of decades. It began life as a parade float, and in fact it still serves that purpose, but during all the times it's not at work, it sits keeping a watchful eye on the river.

We're off this week to visit the pelican breeding grounds in central Australia. Now that seems even odder. Large seabirds somehow can tell every eight years or so, when there's been lots of rain in the interior, and the vast lakes fill with water and otherwise dormant wildlife. Off they go, on a two thousand kilometre trip to find their mates and breed.

What, may I ask is wrong with the coast?

If we find out, we'll report back.

Noosaville

Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia
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7 comments

Lois said...

Love the eyelashes!

Babooshka said...

Well secret nerdy birder that I am I am fascinated to learn of your Pelican fest Obviously I will be hounded you for images.

Ann said...

Its cute. I'd love to go out there, especially when there's water. Have fun, take lots of photos.

Babzy said...

i' waiting forward to see your photos ,have a good trip !

Hilda said...

The big pelican float is fun and the fact that you just shared is so intriguing. Looking forward to the answer, if you find out.

Have a fun and safe trip!

cara said...

I was reading about that - it sounds amazing. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Julie said...

Having seen Lake Eyre in 2007 when it was desolate and crunchy, I envy you and yours this self-contained trip. I suspect the pictures clicked into the memory will have more impact that those onto a simple card.

Enjoy ...

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