Sunday, December 3, 2017

Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoos in Town












I nearly overlooked them on my early morning walk as they scavenged for buried pecan nuts in the shade, then I saw movement and heard their loud distinctive wailing calls. Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos! There were about a dozen of them in the shade of the house by the pecan nut tree down by the river! They are quite a large and spectacular native bird, certainly a treat to enjoy them here in town. 💛

 Although I have walked this way several times since, there was not a cockatoo in sight. I'm wondering if they had found all the buried pecans and have moved on in search of other food supplies. I'm grateful to have seen them and caught some photos while they visited and will keep an eye out for them again next year.


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10 comments:

s.c said...

Wow, another example of the wonderful species you have got there and very good captured. I like that.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thank you SC. I really enjoy watching for and listening for our birdlife.

Karen

Janneke said...

Great photos of your yellow-tailed cockatoes. Sometimes I'm almost jealous on your beautiful, for us exotic, birdlife.
I think I have to be grateful to enjoy this on an overseas blog, is that not just fun.
Reards, Janneke

Fun60 said...

I have never seen or heard of black cockatoos. Thanks for the education.

Barb said...

Karen these are wonderful closeups and action shots of the cockatoos! How lucky that you noticed them. I'll try to find you on Instagram.

Lynette said...

You really do get the best photos, Karen. It's always such a pleasure coming to your blog. :)

Pip said...

What wonderful photos Karen, they really capture their cheeky personality. We have the same cockatoos in our area and I often see and hear them flying across but they don't land close enough for photos.

Lisa Gordon said...

My goodness, they are such magnificent creatures, Karen!
How wonderful it must have been to photograph them.
Have a fantastic week, my friend!

Kim said...

What pretty visitors you had!

Cathy said...

Here we see a smaller version of these lovely birds in cages...I love the wild ones you have shown.


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