Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Pelican at Franklin

Pelican at Franklin, Tasmania - 25 Dec 2007This pelican was wading along the muddy shore just near Eldercare at Franklin. It's unusual to see a pelican here, I think. I've seen them at Margate and Bridgewater before now, but not here. This is an important wetland habitat, and the subject of some significant conservation efforts. Dave Watts notes in his Field Guide to Tasmanian Birds that they are "Uncommon", but lists the Huon River as a place to see them, so perhaps they aren't that unusual.

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