And Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos in suburban Adelaide.

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Subject: And Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos in suburban Adelaide.
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 08:20:40 +0930
Been having hundreds of YT Black Cockies around my place in NE Adelaide during the last week or so. . In the mornings it seems to be a food supply thing as they are giving some pine and casuarina trees a pounding with masses of debris under the trees. They are seen coming out of the hills at Anstey's Hill and into built up areas along Perseverance Rd. They go back in the afternoon and last Wednesday a flock of some 100 -120 flew very low over my house.
On Saturday afternoon there must have been upwards of 200. There was one flock of about 60 or 70 with many many more smaller groups. They just kept flying around and around the area landing in Eucalypt and Casuarinas for about half an hour before finally drifting off in small groups back into the gully on the south side of Anstey's Hill.  Even some of my non birdo neighbours came out to have a look.

Tony Russell


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Another first for inner urban Melbourne and my home list for Richmond (5km from Melbourne GPO).

After reports last week of Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos flying over Richmond we were hoping to have them over our place eventually.

Details are: 18 September 2005, 1305 hrs EST.

approx. 70 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos flying very high in a loose flock, south west towards the South Melbourne area.
Weather was sunshine after a wintry morning in Melbourne (drizzle, fog on the peaks).  The previous day 'damaging winds' were forecast for much of Victoria and snowfalls down to 1 000m.

As usual, the birds were first detected by their distinctive call.

Martin O'Brien
Threatened Species & Communities Section
Department of Sustainability and Environment
2/8 Nicholson St., East Melbourne  3002

Tel: 9637 9869

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