Images of Mr Percival strutting his stuff on the beaches of Port Noarlunga, cheekily calling into shops on The Strand, Port Elliot and flapping across to Goolwa and the spectacular Coorong are about to mesmerise us on a big screen. Storm Boy lives a quaint life on the shores of Coorong, in South Australia. From then on, Storm boy and Mr Percival the pelican become inseparable friends and spend their days exploring the wave-beaten shore and the drifting sandhills. The 1976 Australian movie Storm Boy, featuring Mr Percival (a pelican), was based around the Coorong. The five Pelicans were rescued from an abandoned nest on Bird Island, in the Coorong. This morning we hop onboard a small flat bottom boat with Michael, our skipper and highly knowledgable guide, who for the next 7 hours, gives us and 8 others, a deep and intimate tour of the Coorong’s nooks and crannies, ancient aboriginal middens and burial grounds. For more Storm Boy locations and itinerary ideas, visit the Fleurieu Peninsula. The wetland system is famous for its abundant birdlife, especially Australian pelicans like the movie’s ‘Mr Percival’. Experience the heart-warming story about the friendship between a young boy and a pelican in Australia’s Coorong, which is retold and based on Colin Thiele’s book, Storm Boy.. Mike Kindley is Storm Boy grown up, and now he’s a successful retired businessman. Storm Boy forges a friendship with Fingerbone and one of the pelicans, named Mr Percival. Storm Boy likes to wander alone along the fierce deserted coast of South Australia's Coorong. Among the teeming birdlife of the Coorong, Storm Boy finds an injured young pelican whose life he saves. Mr Percival Pelican statue now available ! Michael reminds us that the famous Australian children’s film, Storm Boy was shot and based in and around this whole area where huge colonies of pelicans are known to breed. Mr Percival. Your email address will not be published. Participate in this conversation via email,