Tumby Bay, South Australia, has a substantial pelican population
due to a great number of caravanning early retirees fishing from
the delightfully long jetty.
Proud pelican rising from the water in a perfect take-off.
Yep, take-oof and landing are the most dangerous manoeuvres
when flying. Pelicans always look so cumbersome on take-off.
Landing is not such a problem, they just waterski and if it isn't
perfect, they just ruffle their feathers as a cover up.