Australian Pelican

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.

Dusky Moorhen And Chick

Mhen and Chick Dusky Moorhen and chick swimming in tandem, chick was waiting for Mom to bring the food.

Grey Crowned Crane

The Grey Crowned Crane is a near-threatened species with only some 4000 to 5000 birds left in the country. Crowned Crane 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 in His Best Suit

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. red bishop 1a The Red Bishops can be found in most reed beds in and around Cape Town where they weave their nests.

Superb Fairy Wren

F Wren crest J The Superb Fairy Wren is such a tiny little bird, the male has electric blue feathers. It looks like a little gem in the wild.

Squacco Heron

Heron-Squacco This heron was perched in the wind and I just loved his windswept hairdo

Franklin’s Gull An Unusual Visitor

Franklins_ This Franklin's Gull is a a vagrant, visitor to our shores from the breeding grounds in the Central North American prairies. We managed to catch up with him on his recent visit to Strandfontein in the Western Cape.

Black-winged Kite With A Meal

BW Kite lunch A Black-winged Kite finishing off his meal of a Four Striped Mouse

Day 324 Female Sunbird

fem DC Sunbird The female Double-collared sunbird does not have the brilliant gemlike colours like the male but I think she is beautiful too.

Day 296 Loud and Raucous

Pied Crow The Pied Crow is such an "in your face" loud and raucous bird