a balancing act
no place to rest or relax
lift off accomplished
Sea birds will perch in all kinds of unusual places however this Pelican really did perform acrobatics to land on this navigation marker then balance there. Notice the small platform on top of the small white pole. Perhaps it was just catching a breath or needed to check for any of the flock.
floating and gliding
freedom to fly wherever
the same tomorrow
At any time of the day sea birds will be flying from somewhere to somewhere along the Bayside coast. The first photo is of a Pacific Gull. These large gulls are notorious marauders and scavengers. They drift along the cliffs at Black Rock and Sandringham riding the air currents especially on windy and stormy days always looking below for the next feed.
The second photo shares the departure of some Crested Terns as they prepare to move on from Port Phillip Bay. I have not seen any of these strident birds since back earlier in April. They do not migrate long distances however staying around the bay for winter is not on their agenda.