The Walk, Part 1. » « The Daily Bird #115 35 Degrees South: Storm Rider. From Lofty: Two pictures taken a month apart at the same beach location. 1. Winter: storm rider 2. Spring: pelicans resting. Note: one of the three pelicans on poles is a sculpture! Click for full size. © Lofty, all rights reserved. Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPocketMoreEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related The Walk, Part 1. » « The Daily Bird #115
Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk- says
Two of the pelicans are actually photoshopped because only one appears in the shadows. ;)
Giliell, ha! Fortunately I have a corroborating witness who took the pic on her phone for me. The live pelicans are facing the sun and leaning forwards so the shadow of their bodies falls mainly on the posts. The middle pelican however has wing shadows just visible if you zoom in.
Marcus Ranum says
Those traction kites are a blast to fly. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can really mess yourself up.
A-ha! Yes, I can just see that -- but it’s a neat effect, making it look like two of the three pelicans are ghost pelicans, or vampire* pelicans, or something.
I’m actually more intrigued by the bird on the beach, ’cause it’s a bit of an ID challenge; although, going by range alone, I would guess that it would have to be a Silver Gull.
*Yes, I know, that’s supposed to be mirrors, and they wouldn’t be able to survive the sun, but maybe it’s different for birds, all right?
Most likely. They are found around here in their hundreds and thousands wherever potato chips are eaten. The consummate scavengers of the built environment.
Oh and whilst looking at storms, we’ve just had the wettest 48 hours in many years. News report including a pic of a soggy Koala. Spaceship Lofty remained warm and dry, thank goodness. (Goes and siphons out the rain gauge with a fire pump)