Pelicans on posts

Found this while looking for something else.  Werribee 2012.  Purpose-built,  evidently.

 

Geoffrey

 

2 comments to Pelicans on posts

  • peter

    I meant that the perches in Geoffrey’s photo were originally intended to be used by cormorants.Peter ShuteOn Sat, 9 Feb 2019 at 12:49 pm, Philip Veerman <pveerman@pcug.org.au> wrote:

    No! It was me who started it with my post on Sat 19-Jan-19 6:26
    PM, with the alliterative “Pelicans perching on poles”. Inspired by light poles
    at Batemans Bay and elsewhere. My enquiry was about why such big birds without
    the benefit of feet adapted to perching, would bother to do this, as it just
    looks so incongruous. My best answer is they mainly do it to avoid being
    bothered by people and dogs walking past. Applying the issue to cormorants is
    not that interesting, as they are not so big and routinely perch on trees.

     

    Philip

     

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    No! It was me who started it with my post on Sat 19-Jan-19 6:26
    PM, with the alliterative “Pelicans perching on poles”. Inspired by light poles
    at Batemans Bay and elsewhere. My enquiry was about why such big birds without
    the benefit of feet adapted to perching, would bother to do this, as it just
    looks so incongruous. My best answer is they mainly do it to avoid being
    bothered by people and dogs walking past. Applying the issue to cormorants is
    not that interesting, as they are not so big and routinely perch on trees.

     

    Philip

     

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  • peter

    I went looking for a photo of that when this conversation started, but couldn’t find one. I think it was originally supposed to be for cormorants. Can anyone confirm that?Peter ShuteOn Sat, 9 Feb 2019 at 12:16 pm, Geoffrey Dabb <gdabb@iinet.net.au> wrote:

    Found this while looking for something else.  Werribee 2012.  Purpose-built,  evidently. Geoffrey <HR>
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