January 29, 2009
We’re away from the city now so wildlife watching ratchets up quite a few notches, particularly when we’re with people who so kindly indulge my passion for seeing animals not found in the Okanagan Valley. The ones below delighted me so much I figured they deserved a separate entry.
The pelicans were in Encounter bay on the east side of Victor Harbor. David was taking us for a drive around the area when we spotted these birds out on the rocks. The pelicans had company, mostly seagulls but also a few shags and cormorants.
The kangaroos were also around Victor Harbor. Mark Jarman, David’s and Jeannette’s son, is a policeman on the Fleurieu Peninsula. He has a huge region to cover so knows every back road. Roos are common neighbours here, and he knew where to find them. After a day when he’d driven 400 kilometres in a ten-hour shift, he very kindly drove us in search of kangaroos. A handful of the photos are below.
I have a few more favourite mammals here so I’ll add a couple of photos. Three of them are in the picture of Jeannette and her two grandsons, Kai and Finn. Two others can be seen in the picture of the twins working on a door for the laundry room here at Port Elliot.