Sunday, May 10, 2009
In my previous post "Multiples" Julie asked about the land visible in the distance, that is Moreton Island located slap bang in the middle of Moreton Bay - Brisbane's principal waterway. Sunny asked about the birds and yes there are a pair of cormorants plus two other pairs of dissimilar wading birds (Both Migratory) that I don't know the names of. Mary Lou asked about the traffic jam after completion of the bridgework well that is just how I envision the future based on the absolute hodgePodge that is there now, it will take until the 23rd century to sort it out.
That cleared up on with this posting, on the left hand side is the waters of Bramble Bay (The Estuary of Pine River) where the is an area called Pelican Park for reasons that will become obvious in the next few postings. I went there to plan shooting for next weeks Kite Festival but got drawn in by the number of Pelicans who were gathered to help the fishermen clean their catches. One brave sole took it on himself to try and hand feed one of the Pelicans.
He learned almost too late that all is fair in fishing and fish, as you can see, while the Huge Pelican was as watu as all get out, there are stouter, braver hearts out there who know how to make the most of any opportunity. Before the fisherman arrived I had seen this cormorant, or shag or (more aptly named "Darter") drive off three Pelicans that wanted to gang up on it and steal a bit of a morsel that he had doubtless stolen from some seagull or such somewhere, as you will see tomorrow.