Pelicans flock in

A DRIER than normal winter in Central Australia could be the reason behind a recent influx of pelicans on the Mildura riverfront.

Visiting pelicans check out the sights along the Murray River. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Visiting pelicans check out the sights along the Murray River. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Birdlife Mildura convener Allan Taylor yesterday said he suspected the birdlife was in survival mode when it migrated south to the region in search of a food source.

“A couple of months ago it was rare to see a pelican around Mildura ... they just went somewhere else and why they left this area we don’t know,” Mr Taylor said.

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