Pelicans at Long Reef Headland, NSW
Pelicans are huge birds who look wise in a goofy way. A number of them hang out at Long Reef Headland, NSW, Australia.
Posing in front of a breaking wave:
It’s odd to see such huge birds perched on lamp posts. I wonder if the engineers who designed the lamp posts catered for such a weight?
How many pelicans can you fit on a lamp post?
Common name: Australian Pelican
Scientific name: Pelecanus conspicillatus
Approximate length: 170 cm
Approximate wingspan: 2.5m
Date spotted: 23 March 2014
Season: Late Summer
Location: Long Reef Headland, New South Wales, Australia
Latitude/longitude: 33°44’15.2″S, 151°18’44.1″E
Finishing up with an atmospheric shot of Long Reef, showing a fisherman, a ship, and some birds: