|FANTASTIC FIVE. The pelicans in Gulf St. Vincent, Port Wakefield, South Australia.|
The poultry farm is currently empty... and while cleaning and disinfection is being performed in preparation for the coming of the next flock, it is time for the poultry farmer to temporarily leave the farm, have a quick vacation and come back refreshed and recharged after a day or two.
I would normally go out of town, visit another state, explore an island or window shop during the farm’s downtime but today I decided to break this costly tradition by just roaming around and discovering more about Port Wakefield.
I have chosen Port Wakefield’s Proof and Experimental Establishment—an Australian Defence Facility that conducts weapon research and testing for the army and navy. However, outsiders are not allowed inside, so the guard directed me to drive down the mangrove-covered coast of Gulf St. Vincent. I've been living in Port Wakefield for almost thee years now, but it was my first time to visit the place.
|BEFORE SUNSET. The pelicans grouping themselves into three.|
I was expecting to see some large-calibre guns, but I have seen pelicans, instead!
|A LOVELY ESCAPE. The pelicans flew when I was getting closer.|
Aside from pelicans, I have also seen flocks of seagulls and many species of birds—big and small, that are yet unknown to me. Port Wakefield is really one of Australia’s most important sites for migratory birds. I hope this won’t serve as a threat to the health of our chooks inside the sheds.
|The entrance of the Proof and Experimental Establishment in Port Wakefield Road.|