A wonderful bird is a pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week;
But I'm damned if I see how the helican.
by Dixon Lanier Merritt (1910), often attributed to Ogden Nash.
This wonderful sculpture was worked by James Corbett who exhibits at the 'Michael Commerford Gallery' on New South Head Road, Edgecliff.
All the live pelicans in this post were observed in the estuary of the Hastings River at Port Macquarie. The pelicans, gulls and cormorants were feasting on a school of sardines. When the old codger, who had been fishing from the jetty, went over to the BBQ tables to gut his catch, the pelican's followed him. Hence, the smudges of blood.
A member of the Mellow Yellow Monday community.