Pelecanus conspicillatus, the Australian pelican, is found pretty much everywhere in Australia where we have water and fish. I photographed these birds on the Coorong in South Australia in May. If you take a closer look at the bottom photo one of the pelicans is in mid-manoeuvre —whether he’s cleaning his bill or having a big yawn, it’s quite a sight.


The Coorong Lagoon is a wetland that lies close to the coast of South Australia. It is famous as a haven for birds, ranging from swans and pelicans to ducks, cranes, ibis, terns, geese, and waders like sandpipers and stilts.

Specifically, the Coorong is home to a large breeding colony of Australian Pelicans (Pelecanus conspicillatus), which inhabit a string of islands in the center of the lagoon. However, since the 1980s, their numbers have fallen significantly due to reduced flows of fresh water into the Coorong from the Murray River. The resultant higher salt concentrations in the lagoon have reduced the growth of an aquatic weed that is a major part of the food chain.


Disaster after the Coorong Reserve

Today we wake up to see and take a tour of the Coorong Reserve.
When we arrive there we finally understand why we got lost yesterday. The Reserve is really beautiful and in the complete silence we see the morning glory of the nature. 
A bored ranger come to check our movements and when he tries to chat I just heard some noise with a strange accent. 
How have I studied this language? To try to understand is like play a lottery.
We take the Van to go on, everything is really pristine and interesting. Unluckily we don’t recognize that the LPG is almost finished. That’s it. 
In the middle of nowhere, 14 km before the city the Van is stopped. 

Is this the fifth bad luck moment?
We call the RAA after two hours just because a gentleman stops near us to give us assistance. 
When we fill the LPG we make our decision. Let’s go to Pink beach.