River Scorpion

A beautiful pelican glides into view as I watch from the tranquil river bank. How strange it seems to me, this green brown waterway so far from the ocean. In the river’s reflection I see another creature, a creature of dry, arid places. A desert dweller lurks here too in the most incongruous of realms; […]

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Low Flying Galahs

The Pink and Grey Cockatoo, or simply ‘Galah’, is probably Australia’s most ubiquitous and well known cockatoo. They are not particularly revered for their intelligence however and being called ‘a galah’ is never a flattering gesture. We first set out on our hike, in South Australia’s ‘Deep Creek’ conservation park, with hands and arms free […]

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A Place Called Home

Growing up in a country town far from the ocean pelicans were exotic and beautiful birds that belonged to far away places and movies like ‘Storm Boy’. Now I delight in finding them live where ever they please, even alongside busy suburban transport routes. I see many tens of pelicans a week now on the […]

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