Some light birding
On our holiday last January we arrived in Bateman’s Bay soon after lunch. We booked into our motel, unpacked the car and went looking for a pleasant picnic area for afternoon tea and a time of relaxation. We found a lovely beach side picnic ground.
While we had afternoon tea my wife and daughter did some reading. They also debated the relative merits of several books they had both read over Christmas.
The birding was a little slow so after making a short list I wrote some poetry. You can read some of my poetry here.
On our return to the motel we were amused by an unusual perching spot for the local Australian Pelicans. Every street light along the foreshore had one or two pelicans perching or resting on it. This is somewhat unusual in my experience. It was so odd I stopped to take a few photos.
Gulls on lamp posts-yes. Even Bald Eagles on lamp posts, but I have never seen a pelican up on one. I wonder why they are choosing to do that. Interesting.
You are right – that’s why I took a photo – it was so unusual. Yes gulls of various persuasions, cormorants, parrots and many other species are regular residents on lights here in Australia – but I’ve never seen a pelican on one.
Not sure what the attraction was.