Big Chill

Big Chill

It is the first time I have seen an Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) in Victoria Park, Sydney, but probably not the first time this one has been here. It seems to be confidently strolling and fishing in the pond by itself with its large bill. Pelicans are commonly found in parks where there is food in the ponds, especially at the Sydney Fishmarket, where the meals are. Of all the Sydney urban birds, I find them cool and calm, big birds with no attitude, unlike those pestering silver gulls or dull sacred ibises.