Have you noticed the metal birds popping up in Leopold and Armstrong Creek as symbols of the new developments They are the creation of Kolka Kooper a sculptor from Tasmania who is in residence in Geelong to make these public art birds. He's an expert in rural design, garden sculpture and has very pleasing designs. Go to
Anyway someone likes them so much that there's some birdnapping going on, even though the metal birds are bolted on. Actually I like the real pelican, flying free. The pelican has been used as a symbol in early Christian art to represent the one who sacrifices herself to feed her chicks. She plucks at her breast and the bleeding feeds them. Rather unpleasant but it's about sacrifice.