During Week 3, we started to build our background knowledge about Australian aquatic birds and the environment in which they live. We discovered that pelicans (NOT penguins as Mrs G is always accidently saying!) live on every continent of the world, except for Antarctica. Australian pelicans are plentiful on the Central Coast of NSW, so we are very fortunate to be able to study them in their natural environment.
Mrs Gennari linked up with Australian Seabird Rescue on Twitter and they have recruited us for scientific research! They would like us to take notice of tagged pelicans in the local environment and report back to them about when and where we see them! We are now real life environmental scientists!
Jordan played photographer and spotted these pelicans last week down at The Entrance, including a few tagged pelicans and a pelican with unusual yellow rings around its eyes. The students of S23K researched the reason why some pelicans have these yellow rings and they discovered that older, non breeding pelicans have this feature! Great research everyone!
We'd love for you to join our scientific journey - if you see any pelicans, be sure to email Mrs Gennari some photos if you can and make a comment about your sightings in the comments on this post!