|Dalmation pelican 19th November 2016|
Like a Sesame Street muppet, the bird's massive head suddenly appeared from within a deep mud channel midway across the creek. It provided an opportunity for possibly my worst phone-scoped record shot ever?
It then took off and gave great but distant flight views before settling on the water approx. 1 km south of us. It still looked huge even at that distance, especially compared to the local swans, but afforded no opportunity for further record shots.
A Lifer. For a discussion of it's potential origins as a wild bird have a look at:
Birdguides - Dalmation pelican