Friday, March 18, 2016

One little bird sitting in a tree...



... called out to his mates and then there were.. way more than three :) At this time of the year it's quite common to see this feeding and flocking behaviour in all types of cockatoos. From late summer to early winter roaming flocks focus their attention on prime feeding areas, in this case they swooped raucously down into the Sheoak trees growing at Hillarys Boat Harbour. I snapped these shots as I was walking back to my car on Wednesday. Arriving home I disturbed a flock of black cockatoos, Carnaby's I think, settled in my bottlebrush tree.. wasn't quick enough to snap them as they flew off screeching a protest :) Hoping to get into the city this weekend to see what's going on, my knee has been a bit problematic this week but definitely on the mend! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe... 



33 comments:

  1. That's quite a lot of birds to have about! I like the sense of motion in these shots.

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  2. What a sight that is, Grace!

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  3. Oh, goodness, way, way more than three. It is snowing birds!

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  4. That is a lot of birds and it makes for great photos.

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  5. Magnifique série cela doit être très impressionnant.

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  6. All I could think about was Hitchcock's "The Birds." Yikes!

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  7. Fantastic opportunities for pictures out there in the colonies.

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  8. How wonderful to see and to know

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  9. Obviously not Carnabys, but I get quite excited at seeing black cockatoos and they aren't seen in inner Melbourne very often.

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  10. Just a typical day….seeing a flock of cockatoos flying around in the wild! : ) Very cool, experience, Grace. Hope your knee starts healing faster! (I'm not sure how that's supposed to happen, though, when you're out chasing cockatoos….) : )

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  11. Wow! Great captures. You have to be quick when you see a flock like this.

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  12. That is quite a lot of birds!

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  13. OMG that's spectacular. Absolutely nothing like that here.

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  14. Cockatoos certainly know how to spread the word - a few squawks and all their mates come soaring in from near and far. Glad to know your on the mend Grace and can be out and about doing what you love best - Clickety -clicking away with your camera.

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  15. That is indeed impressive. Well captured!

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  16. Not the friends of farmers but amazing sights for us. Take care of that knee.

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  17. Looks like they had the annual meeting just there. :-) Have a nice weekend you too, and I hope your knee is soon back to normal.

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  18. Great shots!!! I think you should have rested that knee a bit more - take it easy & take more care.

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  19. That is a whole community of Cockatoos there, must sound quite loud.

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  20. they just keep on multiplying

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  21. Awwww, amazing, Grace, so beautiful!
    Don´t overdo it with your knee, right?

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  22. Isn't that amazing from one to ??? well I don't know how many - lets just say LOTS!!!

    Do please take care of that knee.
    Wishing you a great weekend

    All the best Jan

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  23. That's incredible! And looks so much nicer than my pigeons...

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  24. Wow! Lovely captures!! Good to know your knee is better. Take care!

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  25. Love seeing birds all over. My garden is full of honey suckers.

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  26. Well that escalated quickly. Good that you had your camera handy. We often get flocks of Sulphur Crested & Black Cockies as well as Galahs flying over but I'm never quick enough getting my camera.

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  27. I love birds! The more, the better!

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  29. Nice. In southwest Florida, we often see a tree filled with birds at dusk, as the settle in for the night. Not at mid-day, like yours.

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