These pelicans were patiently waiting outside the Sydney Fish Market to see if they could glean some tasty treats
Australian pelicans are one of the largest flying birds. They feature a wingspan of 2.3 to 2.5 m and can weigh from 4 to 6.8 kg. They have the longest bill length of any extant bird ranging from 36 to cm. The average bill length of males is between 42 and 46 cm and in females from 36 to 41 cm.
Their distinctive large pink bill and black wings make them a striking looking bird
The gular pouch, under the bill, will stretch when it is filled with water and can hold up to three gallons.
It was absolutely fascinating watching this Orb Weaver spinning its web.
The Australian Water Dragon are fascinating and are really a large lizard, they are normally found near or close to a waterway. They feed on a variety of foods, when they are young they tend to feed on spiders, insects and caterpillars and when older this could include small reptiles and even rodents.
We Visited Cattai National Park and sighted Kangaroos for the first time. What a lovely morning we spent, seeing them in their natural environment going about their daily routine. Here we saw an older joey drinking from his mother's pouch, so beautiful
The Grey Crowned Crane is a near-threatened species with only some 4000 to 5000 birds left in the country. Many rural people believe that these cranes can bring rain, so they include crane pictures in their rituals to call for the rainy season.
The Red Bishop puts on his best and most colourful suit when he goes a-courting, he looks for the highest perch he can find so that he can flash these colours to the ladies. The Red Bishops can be found in most reed beds in and around Cape Town where they weave their nests.