Monday, 18 August 2014

Acrobatic feeding

A few Black Cockatoos announced their arrival this morning with some screeching and rasping calls, so we were hopeful that they would live up to their reputation as predictors of rain as we are having our driest period in twenty years.
They spent the morning moving through the trees searching for moth larvae in the branches and soon the main sound was branches being ripped open to get to the larva.
I found one in a position for a photo and then it flew to another tree and started to work on getting at the larva.
 The branch was attacked from various positions and it demonstrated its acrobatic ability in achieving the result.
  After a sunny morning we had rain start late this afternoon so the lived up to their reputation as predictors of approaching rain and we are hopeful more is on the way.

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