Word-of-Day-Challenge-Chill-Out

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I love the way pelicans…

chill out at Geelong’s

Balyang Sanctuary.  

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Word of the Day Challenge: Chill Out

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One Word Photo Challenge-Pelican

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As the rhyme states…

 they are a wonderful bird. 

 Ready and willing to pose for hours.


Pelicans at Balyang Sanctuary, Geelong.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Pelican

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Black and White Tuesday18-0507

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Black and White Tuesday

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A variety of birds this week.

Mostly new posts, but taken a few years ago.

Pelican

 

Heron

 Straw Neck Ibis

 

Wedge Tail Eagle

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Black and White Tuesday

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It has been a while since I…

visited Balyang Sanctuary and its residents.

Last week I caught up with them again.

This is the best pool for reflections…

 

 and this resident is always a willing model.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

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Some more from Balyang Sanctuary.

The ever-present Swallow…although seldom still.

 

Also ever-present…

and lining the boardwalk for a morsel..

the Seagull.

 

Preening…

and resting…

on a winter’s day.

I marvel at the Pelican’s ability to land

on these nesting boxes, without falling.

 

Overseeing all…

 

and giving directions is

the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Weekly Photo Challenge-Graceful

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Graceful

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On August 05, 2014 I was at a commemoration service

across the Bay, at Point Nepean,

to remember the firing of

The First (allied) Shot of World War I.

pelican_0271My Grandfather was part of that Gun Crew.

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Towards the end of the ceremony this flight

of pelicans made and appearance.

Maverick would call it a ‘fly by’, I  think.

pelican_0285The flight then made…

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a formation turn before…

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seeking safer airspace before a twenty-first century

gun crew fired another shot to commemorate

firing of the First Shot exactly 100 years earlier.

australian-gannet_0229An Australian Garnet over Corio Bay.

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Seagull at Balyang Sanctuary, Geelong.

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Love the colour of the water in this shot.

No photo-shopping.

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This is probably my favourite in-flight photo.

No distractions…and the wing tips give it

the look of a 787 Dreamliner.

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