hobble stroll around Lake Monger just 5km from the city on Monday and was surprised to see how deep the water was especially as Lake Joondalup is almost dry after summer. The bird-life was thriving.. the pod of Australian pelicans plunge diving Olympic style :) Recorded as having the longest bill of any living bird the Australian pelican is less piscivore and more 'smorgasbord' :) than other pelicans.. anything from insects, other birds, snakes and even the occasional small dog can fit in that huge gullet! Was fascinated to see quite clearly in the shot below the flexible, almost delicate framework structure of the throat pouch and in the shot below the enormous amount of water that can be scooped up as they cruise along the surface. Definitely deserving of the 'there's nothing as odd as a pelican' title! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe... p.s. last two shots our national emblem the black swan and a view of the city from the north side of Lake Monger..