Glossy Black cockatoo

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Subject: Glossy Black cockatoo
From: Bill Stent <>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 08:51:18 +1000
The mail manager system appears to have trimmed Judith's photo.

I'm attempting to attach it here.

Bill (moderator)

On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 8:14 AM, Judy Leitch <>

> Thanks very much for this notification Kirri. Your directions were spot-on
> and I found three Glossy Black-Cockatoos feeding intently  for over 2
> hours. I stayed in the car from 4-4:30pm , hoping they would come down to
> drink at dusk, but at 4:35 saw 5 fly SE and then noticed the 3 above were
> gone. They feed so quietly!
> Hopefully, this attachment will go through - if so, can experts out there
> please ID the tree species? Thanks!.
> Cheers
> Judy
> > On 29 May 2018, at 7:08 am, Kirri Hardy via Birding-Aus <
> > wrote:
> >
> > For those interested and live in the Kingscliff NSW area
> > On Saturday afternoon...there were 4-5 Glossy black Cockatoos on a quiet
> side road, drinking out of a puddle
> > They were there in the Sheoakes at about 4:30pm on an overcast day
> > There had been a little rain that day
> >
> > Cars would drive up to them slowly and be right in front of their face,
> and they wouldn't move...just kept drinking from the shallow puddle on the
> bitumen road and puddles in little side parking areas off the bitumen on
> dirt ground ...thirsty indeed.
> >
> > Head to Cudgen Creek picnic area in Kingscliff
> > Cross over to south side of the bridge and take first left after bridge
> that runs along the edge of the water
> > Go along there a bit and they may be in the sheokes
> > Couldn't believe how 'tame' they were and definately not a common
> species that I've noticed.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Kirri 👍🏻
> > Sent from my iPhone
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