Tag: Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

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Wings

With wings raised, it seemed to be a case of “I’m bigger than you!” and “Oh no, you’re not!” on the bird feeder this week.   We have seen more Cockatoos than usual.  They squabble among themselves for best position, squeezing out the regular feeders, such as this Common Bronzewing Pigeon.  The Pigeon decided to muscle in on two feeding…

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A Gallery: Twenty Minutes at the Bird Feeder

On this day, only three bird species turned up to the bird feeder, but it was still a constantly shifting feast.  Each species jostles the others out of position, and it is a constant flurry of wings.  Missing were the Galahs, Bronze wing Pigeons and Australian Wood Ducks.  The Ducks tend to wait for the seed to fall to the…

Looking Back: In October

Just one of the flock: A confused Corella

We’ve noticed a single Corella flying and eating with a flock of Cockatoos.  Not once, but over an extended time period.  Does it think it is a Cockatoo or has it decided that they have a better lifestyle than the flock of Corellas that flies over the property twice a day?  It doesn’t even seem to look skyward when the…

Animated

Cheeky Cockatoos!!

For the last week or so, this is what I have seen through my study window: Update: I just took these two photos, which I am adding to the post – even better than the one I originally used!   Now, back to the original post! Somehow, this Sulphur Crested Cockatoo has figured out that the bird seed is put…

Magpie

Breakfast

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.…

Cockatoo about to land on a tree

Sulphur Crested Cockatoos

Ever since we moved in, we have had one or two Sulphur Crested Cockatoos visit us on a daily basis.  Recently, a larger flock has started to drop in each day.  As they jostle each other for the best grazing patch, they seem to enjoy launching into flight and raucously calling to each other.  These birds are really noisy, but…