Last weekend, we visited the Mount Ida Inlet at Lake Eppalock. In my last pelican post, I called the creek feeding into this section McIvor Creek, but it is actually the Mount Ida Creek. Of course, that is Mount Ida in the background

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Mount Ida Inlet (Nokia Lumia 530 windows phone)

Because of the trees, this is a great fishing spot. The Department of Environment and Primary Industries releases hundreds of thousands of Murray Cod and golden perch fingerlings annually. These numbers, and types of fish, are supplemented by local angling clubs.

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As the water levels go down, the inlets are the first to dry off. During the drought, the creek was a mere trickle and the pool reverted to grassland. The O’Keefe Rail Trail bridges the Mount Ida Creek just before it widens into the lake. I photographed the pelican from said bridge, with the Nikon D3000.

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I let GIMP do its auto function on the white balance – thus the vibrant image. It works for me.

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And off it goes…

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Thanks for looking! Do have a great weekend.

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Pelican, Mount Ida Inlet

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