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More Black Cockies

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These old dead branches are usually home to White Cockatoos but yesterday a flock of beautiful Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos stopped by 🙂

 

Birdwatching

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Last weekend and the weekend before, we thrilled to see large flocks of Black Cockatoos in nearby Heathcote and flying over our house.

I love Black Cockatoos 🙂

I’m hoping we’re lucky again this weekend!

Beautiful Sunday

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A trip to Bendigo for some groceries followed by a picnic lunch at Kennington Reservoir 🙂

We ate in the car due to the biting wind, despite the sun, and saw so many different breeds of dogs being walked around the 1.36km track. Two beautiful black & tan, long-haired Dachshunds 🙂  a Beagle, several Pugs, Labradors, Fox Terriers, fluffy Maltese, a long-haired sheepdog sporting a cute pigtail, Staffies etc. I think you might see just about every breed if you stayed there for a couple of hours!

Leaving Heathcote earlier in the day we were thrilled to see a huge flock of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos fly over (they are special favourites and at my former home in Traralgon I used to often see them but here they are much rarer so a sighting is special) and on the return journey we took the ‘scenic’ route, green undulating paddocks, sheep, cows . . . a very nice way to spend Sunday 🙂

How did you spend your Sunday?

South Eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

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Back to the little fauna park at Kaniva…this beautiful South Eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo put on quite a performance for me, dancing up and down the branch. This species is endangered and there is a dedicated program to save them. This one also had a shy mate in a corner of the enclosure.

Back in Traralgon I saw flocks of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos fly over my house frequently. They fascinated me from when I was in Primary school and my brother and I used to collect the Tynee Tips Bird Cards that came with packets of loose leaf tea. I included Black Cockatoos in one of my early short stories. I had set my writing groups a task to write short stories for a popular competition but found myself lacking inspiration. Walking back across my yard after feeding the chooks one evening I looked up to see two Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos on the television aerial . . . the story came. It didn’t win that competition but it did set me on a new and wonderful path. It did win another competition and was also published later in Woman’s Day. That story is still my very favourite 🙂

 

 

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