National Bird Week | pelican antics on show at boat ramp

It’s said their beak can hold more than their belly can – but when it’s a sideways fish, it becomes a bit of a struggle.

To help celebrate National Bird Week photographer Judy Butler has shared photos of pelicans vying for dinner down by Wallis Lake, Forster.

She photographed two ‘locking horns’ and another with a fish stuck sideways.

“He had quite a battle working out how to get it down without dropping it.  I love pelicans because they are so typical of the beautiful area we live in, they just make me feel so calm and content.”

And who could forget Judy Butler's amazing image of a water bird catching an octopus for lunch.

And who could forget Judy Butler's amazing image of a water bird catching an octopus for lunch.

The Australian pelican has the longest bill of any bird and is the most southerly breeding of all pelican species. 

There are eight living pelican species across the world with only the one species found in Australia. 

Over the years Luis Huesch has been documenting nesting Eastern Ospreys at the Green Point turn off power pole south of Forster. CLICK THE PHOTO FOR THE BACKGROUND STORY

Over the years Luis Huesch has been documenting nesting Eastern Ospreys at the Green Point turn off power pole south of Forster. CLICK THE PHOTO FOR THE BACKGROUND STORY

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