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restless chopping water

pelicans hunting searching

better times are near

Since the coastal area around Ricketts Point Beaumaris on Port Phillip Bay has become a marine park the numbers and variety of fish have increased. Along with the fish have come increasing numbers and variety of marine feeding birds. These pelicans are some of the many that now regularly feed and roost on the rock shelves. Usually hundreds of seagulls and sometimes up to 50 black swans frequent the tidal area. Depending on the time of year various migratory seabirds can be seen around the point resting, feeding or just passing through.