The Pelicans of Kianinny Bay

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I visited Kianinny Bay at Tathra on the far south coast of NSW. This sheltered, picturesque little bay is a favourite spot for fishermen to launch their boats.

While there with my granddaughter, three pelicans took an interest in us. They seemed to like our company. So I got a chance to take some photos highlighting their reflections in the water and the different colours of the bay.

Hidden from the the open waters behind small rocky islands, Kianinny Bay always reminds me of what I imagine the typical smugglers’ cove would look like. There’s even a secret cave there.

 

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Torrumbarry Fish Ladder

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The weir at Torrumbarry on the Murray River is well worth a visit. There is a good, clear view of the ‘fish ladder’. This facility allows fish to negotiate their way upstream and it was fascinating to observe.

The caged ladder was arranged next to the weir in a maze-like construction. The fish are apparently encouraged to ‘climb’ their way to the top against the water flow and continue upstream.

On my return across the weir, I noticed a lively pelican and his two henchmen. They had positioned themselves at the bottom of the ladder, there patiently to await lunch.

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