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7 years ago my family was fortunate to purchase a new home, with views across the fairways and ponds of the Mt Warren Golf Course. Not a day goes past that I'm not thankful. Sadly, Frank is unable to play because of sporting injuries and I only occasionally get out with my sons. Golf however, was not the drawcard for the purchase of this home. It is the open space, ever changing beauty of the ponds, sunrises and sunsets that have me spell bound. So often chores are left undone as I enjoy the panoramas before me.
Occasionally a lone pelican will drift in for a quick visit. This year the visits have been more frequent and I have been delighted to spot 2 or even 3 visiting.
Last week my neighbour was up with the sun and walking around the ponds and was stunned to count 30 pelicans enjoying the tanquil waters. Alas she did not have her camera with her. Three days later on my day off work, I looked out and spotted about 10 on the pond nearest to our home. I quickly checked for the presence of golfers, gabbed my tripod and camera and started snapping. It was the most beautiful half hour watching them as they glided in formation, formed a circle and then in unison raised their wings and dipped their long beaks beneath the surface for the tasty morsels that must have been in abundance. They would then stretch their necks, glide back into formation and repeat the process.
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