While we’re with the fisherman and the hopeful pelican, I thought I’d post a couple of other shots. Kev said he’d been catching the fish to lure the greedy bird close enough to try to remove the lure and weight caught in its neck.
Compared to the quite delicate brown-winged pelicans of Sri Lanka, for instance, the pelicans here are big birds – a couple of feet tall, huge wingspan. Kev said they eat 6.5kg of fish a day. I suppose it’s understandable, then, that the birds sometimes take shortcuts, trying to steal fish from fisherman’s lines.
But did he succeed?
No! Pelican got lots of fish though 🙂
What a magnificent creature 🙂
Really – a quite magnificent creature, despite it’s huge beak and amazing braying cries 🙂
They eat a lot of fish and try to steal fish from fisherman’s lines 🙂
sad and lovely … a constant threat of discarded fishing tackle endangers sea birds, fishes and others …