AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE

PELICANS

We were lucky some years agoto see hundreds of pelicans take off from a lake in Queensland, find a thermal and circle endlessly as they gained height until they were almost out of sight.

Then they leftfor the long flight to Lake Eyre in South Australia -full for the first time in years.

Pelicans - one of the largest Australian birds - live on fish which they scoop up in their huge bills.

 

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