Pelicans over Altona, Victoria

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Subject: Pelicans over Altona, Victoria
From: "Peter Shute (NUW)" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 10:56:17 +1000
By my calculations, a direction of exactly NE would bring them out 3km east of the tip, which is only 5km away. However, I hadn't taken into account that my street doesn't run exactly north-south. Looking at the Melways now, I think the direction is exactly right for the tip. Thanks very much for that. Now all I need to do to confirm it is to park near the tip for a while and watch them coming in.

I didn't know pelicans fed at tips. It would explain the bird that landed near me one evening and spent a few minutes trying unsuccessfully to dislodge something stuck in its throat.

Peter Shute

On Monday, September 11, 2006 9:13 AM  wrote:

I have heard that large numbers of Pelican feed at the Brooklyn tip.
That could be where your
birds are heading,

Every day I see dozens of pelicans flying either
north-east or south-west over my house, near the Mount Saint
in Altona, Victoria (Melways ref  54 C10).  Generally they are
east in the mornings and south west in the evenings, but it can


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