Perched

PerchedCommanding. Astute. Magnificent.
This guy was perched on his post by the Hastings River at Westport Park.
I managed to snap the shot as his head turned and the morning sun caught his beak.
He then gave me a glare as if to say “Come any closer and you’ll lose a finger”.
As you were Mr Pelican. As you were.

 

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Norfolk Guard

Norfolk Guard

 

A lone Norfolk Pine Tree stands guard over Town Beach, Port Macquarie.
The view is North towards Crescent Head and beyond.
Note the great white shark lurking just behind the surfers about to catch the next wave.
Just kidding…I think it’s a bull shark 🙂

Pelican Wharf

Pelican Wharf

Hastings River, Port Macquarie.
Nice day to cruise around the wharf looking for breakfast/lunch/dinner.
I wonder if pelicans take pride in the size of their beaks or whether they’re mocked by other bird species at social gatherings…
“Hey pelican! Yeah, you. Your name wouldn’t happen to be ‘Bill’ would it?”
(laughter erupts around the party, led by the Kookaburras)

Camel Stroll

Camel Stroll

 

Camels on Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie.
Three interesting facts about camels:
1. Contrary to popular belief, they do not store water in their humps…it’s actually a mound of fatty tissue from which the camel derives energy when food is scarce.
2. They have two sets of eyelashes to protect their eyes from sand and can also close their nostrils to prevent sand from getting up their nose.
3. You can fuel a fire with their poo because it’s so dry!
So there you go. Next time you’re trekking across the Sahara with your camel and you’ve run out of fire starter cubes to get your campfire going, just grab a handful of camel dung!