Hanging with the Pelicans at Hasting Pier

On the weekend a mate and I drove down the Peninsula and visited the Coolart Wetlands and then onto Hasting Pier for lunch and a spot of birdwatching across the mudflat (as you do)…the tide was rising so many of the birds were pushed to the far bank and not easily seen. At the carpark there is a boat ramp and the fishermen clean the fish and feed the Pelicans. The Pelicans are so focussed on a free feed that they ignore everything else. They are quite a large bird and can be a challenge to photograph – but are very interesting with all the feathers, long bill, large eyes and throat pouch. I like Pelicans: big, confident and goofy on land  but majestic in the air.

Pelican, Hasting Harbour

Pelican, Hasting Harbour

Pelican, Hasting Harbour

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Pelican, Hasting Harbour

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Pelican, Hasting Harbour

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Pelican, Hasting Harbour

Pelicans waiting for the next fish scrap to be tossed

Pelican, Hasting Harbour

All mine….

Pelican, Hasting Harbour

Pelican, Hasting Harbour

 

4 responses to “Hanging with the Pelicans at Hasting Pier

  1. Wow, pictures are really great! You showed us pelicans in their full beauty! Charming!

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  2. Wonderful photos! The one where they are patiently lining up for their lunch is very cute!

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