I find it interesting to watch birds drink from the dam, as this is when they seem to be most vulnerable. They appear to stop and look around before they bend their heads to the water. These cockatoos were drinking just after sunrise. There was much milling around and one bird drank at a time, while the others kept watch.
In contrast, the magpie was very triumphant about the large insect it had caught, and was waving it around in the air from the safety of a branch while it watched me walking past.
The photos of the magpie were taken on 27 February 2013 and the photos of the cockatoos were taken on 20 March 2013.