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. […]
The Maroochy River winds its short path from the hinterland, emerging, through shifting sandbars, to the sea. These shots of the river’s mouth at Cotton Tree Park are in response to this week’s WP Photo Challenge – The Sea.