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City Scenes: Picture of the Week by Tanya Causer captures a pelican along Geraldton’s Chapman River

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
An Australian pelican on Chapman River.
Camera IconAn Australian pelican on Chapman River. Credit: tanya causer

Tanya Causer set off for an autumn walk along the Chapman River with a camera in hand and a plan to capture the gorgeous afternoon sunset.

But instead a photogenic pelican caught her eye and this snap is the result and this week’s City Scenes’ picture of the week.

Bird watching around Geraldton is a common pastime for residents and the Chapman River Estuary is a resting place for many different Australian breeds.

The estuarine salt marsh, limestone clifftops and groves of river sheoak, eucalyptus and acacia make habitat and food sources for birds, such as the Australian pelican captured in this photo.

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Mrs Causer, a Geraldton resident of 39 years who is married to a farmer with one son, said: “I enjoy taking shots of birds and wildflowers, and spend time bushwalking”.

“The pelicans can be spotted along the river banks almost every day and they seem to like roosting in higher branches.

“I enjoy taking nature shots — including birds and wildflowers — but my main attraction is surf photography.”

Mrs Causer said she had taken up photography about 10 years ago.

“My family all love water sports, including surfing, paddle boarding and windsurfing,” she said

You can find more water sport action shots on her Facebook page Geraldton Windsurfing & Waves.

Where are your favourite city scenes? Contact the Guardian to have your high-resolution photo in our picture of the week segment. Don’t forget to add a message about the inspiration behind the pic to news@geraldtonnewspapers.com.au or call 9956 1043.

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