We left the pier where we had landed at Tea Gardens, to walk across the bridge and discover Hawkes Nest. The fishermen were cleaning their catch on the edge of the lake. The dreadful racket of the pelicans waiting for a free feed attracted my attention. They were coming in from all directions, dive bombing into land. Hitting the water and gliding to a stop a few feet away from a free feed. Screeching and squawking as they fought with each other over the scraps from the fishermen cleaning their catch.
Tea Gardens panorama taken from the bridge linking Hawkes Nest. Tea Gardens sits on the Myall River flowing into Myall Lake and surrounded by Myall National Park, the Myall River emptying into Port Stephens.