Thursday, April 23, 2015

'Karrak'.. Red Tailed Black Cockatoo..




Extinction is the rule,
Survival is the exception.. Carl Sagan

Although I have had a flock of Carnaby's Black Cockatoos fly in and gorge themselves on my bottle-brush tree, remember them here, this is as close as I've been to a Red Tailed Black Cockatoo, check out pics on that link amazing colour, known to the Noongar people as 'Karrak'. It really does pay to look up.. seen in Subiaco Park carved right out of the top of an old tree by Perth artist Nic Crompton. The red tails are much harder to spot these days, heading down that road to extinction I believe.. we really are a hopeless bunch at doing the right thing aren't we! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...


28 comments:

  1. Another awesome one, Grace!! And an incredible park!! We could use more of those, although I have to admit that Portland and Seattle do have terrific parks and bird sanctuaries -- much better than many cities. Thanks as always for sharing the beauty of your world!! I do so look forward to my "Australia/Perth" visit every day!! And I'm enjoying Aimees blog as well!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!!

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  2. He has stolen my heart! Lovely creature.

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  3. It definitely would be a thrill to see one of these cockatoos. The sculpture is a nice paen to these amazing creatures.

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  4. I love this kind of sculpture. I also enjoyed the link from which I learned they feed on Snottygobble trees. Doesn't sound particularly tempting.

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  5. Hallo Grace,
    your posts are always interesting ! never saw something like that ! saluti

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  6. Nice perspective in that last shot.

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  7. Wow, that link about these guys is fabulous! What amazing looking creatures, Grace!

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  8. I can only imagine what it would be like to have cockatoos flying in our garden.. Amazing!

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  9. ... and then there were only gulls and pigeons! So sad!

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  10. These birds really know how to limit themselves to a tiny area and very specific trees.

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  11. Nature shames the artist's best



    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  12. Masses of black ones flying over Yanchep but not a red tail to be seen.

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  13. I'm afraid you're right.

    That bird looks like it could use a chiropractor for its neck.

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  14. Impressive critters... and what a nice sculpture.

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  15. That's one stunning sculpture Grace. Looks like it is about to take flight.

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  16. The L.A. and San Diego Zoo brought the California Condor back from the edge of extinction (from just 22 birds). Zoo's seem to be the great hope. Sad, isn't it?

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  17. This woodcarving is very well done!

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  18. The carving is magical! Yes, it does pay to look up...as well, as look down and straight ahead. :)

    To answer your question: YEP, we had a dusting of snow overnight. Isn't that crazy?

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  19. Wow - that's a gorgeous carving!

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  20. Those birds are fantastic! Please don't tell me their days are numbered...

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  21. Amazing, Grace... Great colours, BTW I like th look of t6eh sOundcloud channel and music by Paddy. I will give it a mention in a column I write on Radio Websites (where I include music) in July in a UK (anorak!) magazine, Radio User...

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