I was actually in a neighbouring coastal town (that was torched by a severe bushfire) having lunch with friends by the lake when I took that shot of the pelican. I can assure you that was not my backyard!
There were also three other pelicans resting on a jetty waiting to see what they could steal from the local fishermen who went out on the water. A friend of mine threw some food for the bird to try and catch and that was when I snapped the photo. We were sitting at a picnic table and the pelican walked right up to us wanted us to feed him. LOL!