Sunday, 17 July 2011

Rainbird weather

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos are referred to by many people as "rainbirds", (one of many birds that have been tagged with this nickname) as they are often heard calling and seen flying overhead before rains arrive, or during overcast damp wintry days. This was a very apt description of today's weather when we had a visit from a flock of about a dozen Yellow-tailed  Black Cockatoos, who spent about an hour working over a patch of forest looking for grubs. At one stage they were in some wattles close to the ground and this gave me an opportunity to get a shot of a female (white beak and bright yellow face patch).

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