Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos in inner Melbourne

To: "Neville Pamment" <>, <>
Subject: Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos in inner Melbourne
From: "Bill Stent" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 11:59:05 +1000
This mob of YTBCs often roosts in the tall pines at the back of the St Helliers convent overlooking the Yarra.
Do I remember rightly that someone reported seeing a red tail amongst them a while back?  Don't know if it was a glossy or an RTBC, but my sister says she's seen them at the bottom of Merri Ck.  Personally I'm very skeptical.

From: [ On Behalf Of Neville Pamment
Sent: Tuesday, 20 September 2005 11:45 AM
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Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos in inner Melbourne

Following the several earlier reports this month, this morning there were at least 32 YTBCs feeding noisily in the mature wattle plantation on the east side of Merri Creek, Clifton Hill, just upstream from the Roseneath St footbridge.  This is about 6 km from the GPO Melbourne.


Always a thrill to see them, and much credit to the Friends of Merri Creek and the Merri Creek Management Committee whose revegetation efforts 10 or more years ago have made it possible.


My first record of YTBCs feeding along the creek was in 1995. I have similar records for every year from 1999-2005, all in the July-November period, with most records September-October.





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