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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Urban pelicans


Australian Pelican, Walnut Ave wetlands

There are still lots of pelicans around Mildura, here are a couple of them at an urban storm water drainage basin. There are obviously plenty of fish but I think they might be little schooling fish. There is usually an egret fishing for little fish too. The shoreline that the Black-fronted Dotterels used for breeding last year is now covered in reeds and there was no sign of them. The Red-kneed Dotterels were happy to feed along the edge of the reeds though.

Wild Bird Wednesday

9 comments:

  1. Lovely birds to see... I really like the first image

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  2. another of the world bird family that I wish we had in the UK.... Lovely species, and agree with Andrew, I like the first image with the overflow in the background

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  3. Great photos of the pelicans. We have had so many pelicans around the bay since the w-ern part of the state dried out. I don't know yet if there are sufficient fish to support this many birds.

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  4. Hi It is always lovely to see these big birds. great shots.

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  5. Hard to imagine urban pelicans - so exotic. No pelicans here in the UK Amanda.

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  6. Nice job on photographing the pelicans. I like the reflection on the water.

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  7. Love the sparkles on the water. It makes for a magical image of the pelicans.
    Lovely shots!

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  8. Pelicans are among my favorite birds! Love watching them fish. Thank you for sharing your "urban" birds!

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