Monday, 26 November 2012

Australian Pelican & Hardhead

After computer problems then internet not working I hope all is fixed now.
Every now and then Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) can be found at Lake Alford. 



Hardhead (Aythya australis) (Male)
Australia's only true diving duck.
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21 comments:

mick said...

Great photos and very interesting to see the pelicans in there. I saw 20+ swimming out on the bay this morning.

HansHB said...

Great photos! I love pelicans!

i stora drag said...

Very nice photos of this birds, which I think are very interesting!
Greetings Pia

EG CameraGirl said...

I dream of seeing a pelican of any kind. :))

eileeninmd said...

I love pelicans, there is just something about them. Great shots!

Kerri said...

Love that pelican ...... And what a cool name for a duck!

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show.
Thanks for the comment on my blog.
Hanne Bente

Stewart M said...

Pelicans are great birds - I can never resist taking more pictures when I see them!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Pam :) said...

Nice to see some White Pelicans for a change, we have Brown Pelicans here.

Phil said...

I had to smile at the Hardhead - great name, spot on picture.

Rajesh said...

These pelicans look great. They sure having good time.

TexWisGirl said...

pelicans are very cool / odd birds. but that hardhead is gorgeous! what a neat duck!

Wally Jones said...

Thank you for a nice post with great photographs! We have the American White and Brown Pelicans here so it's nice to see another species.

Pat said...

Wonderful captures!

NatureFootstep said...

pelicans are cool birds with an interesting way of life I think. The duck is gorgeous. :)

Red Nomad OZ said...

The hardhead's white eye makes it look a little alien ... or is that just me?!

Carletta said...

Never been close enough to photograph a pelican. :(
A Hardhead - poor duck. It's a good thing he doesn't know the name given to him.
I like his lovely brown feathers.
Nice finds Neil!

Larry said...

Great shots of the Australian Pelicans Neil! Pelicans are such amazing birds. Their entire feeding habits are very interesting. I like the shot of the two preening. Can you imagine how difficult it must be to preen your neck with that beak?

Island Rambles Blog said...

Oh I so love to see the Pelicans...we have some arrive here in this cold climate. They are on the buoy at the entrance to our harbour!!!Great pictures. Hope all the computer problems are done and over with. cheers.

Dave said...

You wouldnt like to get in the way of these huge birds would you, nice post

Johnny Nutcase said...

I like the preening photos, nice ones!