10th June 2019 June Long Weekend
A early Monday morning at Lake Bonney, Barmera sits a fisherman & a pelican just waiting, watching & hoping.
“That catch for the morning” or a “breakfast for another”.
Sometimes its about watching, waiting & hoping. “waiting with anticipation”
Photo: Crossfield Cottage B&B
Interesting facts about The Pelican
Pelicans are large waterbirds that make up the family: Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped-up contents before swallowing.
Did you know “Many pelicans fish by swimming in cooperative groups.
They may form a line or a “U” shape and drive fish into shallow water by beating their wings on the surface.
When fish congregate in the shallows, the pelicans simply scoop them up”. We are fortunate to host many of these stunning birds along the mighty Murray.
Facts and Figures