Black Cockatoos!!!! Woohoo!

What an exciting morning! We ventured over to the spot on our property that Miss 7 calls ‘Bird Paradise’ because of the number of birds in that particular area. We were trying so hard to get some pictures of the birds that were almost within touching distance but are very flighty, making the task harder than it seemed, when suddenly our attention was drawn to the far-reaching raucous in the sky……..

cockatoo 1

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos!  Woohoo!

cockatoo tree

We took off after then because we were sure they were nearby, still on the property and sure enough there wer 6 of them. It was so exciting.

cockatoos

Here’s 2 that were having a bit of a tif.  They only come for a short period each year and usually its only the red-tailed ones, but this year we got YELLOW ONES!

Here’s another shot.

cockatoo

We don’t think this one really had a white head, we think its just the angel of the sun in the camera lens but LOOK AT THAT EYE staring down at us.

cockatoo eyes

They landed right in front of us near our dam so we got a great look at them – they are so interesting to watch – like kids fighting. You could imagine them really messing up your house (lol).

cockatoo close

We also managed to get a shot of these red-browed finches eating seeds in the grass.

finches

And also of this bird that had been illuding us for weeks. We think its either  a grey Fantail or possibly a Willie Wagtail?  We also think it has a nest in the tree just near it. If we can locate the nest we’ll know which bird it is because they are different. Its so much like Spring here already and Spring is still 3 weeks away.

bird

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~ by homeschoollearningforlife on August 13, 2009.

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