Pelican soaring at Port Albert

Bird Photography Challenge #41: Australian Pelican

Recognised instantly by its massive bill and pouch, the Australian Pelican (Pelicanus conspicillatus) is a common sight around wharves and in coastal towns. Its spectacular soaring high in the sky alternating with skimming flight just above the water never fail to impress us, and we are making it the star of our #41 Bird Photography…

Bird Photography Challenge #22: Little Pied Cormorant

It might be one of the most common of Australia’s waterbirds, but with its cute face and adept diving and flying skills, the Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos) takes pride of place as our #22 Bird Photography Challenge. What does it look like? The Little Pied Cormorant is entirely glossy black above and white below. …

Eurasian Coot

Bird Photo Challenge #20 – Eurasian Coot

An inhabitant of wetlands and lagoons, the Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) is frequently seen at our home port in the Gippsland Lakes where it lurks in huge flocks.  We were surrounded by them recently whilst on board Take It Easy and decided we should dedicate our Bird Photography Challenge #20 to these gregarious little water…