9. Feeding Pelicans

Cultural Insight to Australia 9: Birdlife

Insight 9: Bird Life

Australia has lots of coast, lots of gardens, lots of trees, and consequently lots of ….. birds! Actually, the noise of all the birds very early every morning can drive one crazy. My little boy’s first words were ‘ya ya’, since the mother would always say in Chinese, ‘Listen to the birdies’ [“Ting ya-ya de shun-ing”].

Well, birds are not so interesting, but near Melbourne there is a site where the local fishing co-operative feeds the pelicans every afternoon. The pelicans accumulate, wait, and so do the spectators. You might find these two pictures interesting.

9. Pelican Feeding II9. Feeding Pelicans