Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos

To: "'Julian Robinson'" <>, <>
Subject: Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos
From: "Pedroanddi" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 13:23:47 +1100
Over the last 10 years or so on work trips to Sydney I have several times seen YTBC's feeding in the roadside plantings between the airport and the golf courses. A dangerous thing for not a particular agile bird to do in one of the busiest traffic areas in Sydney.
Peter Mellor
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From: Julian Robinson [
Sent: Wednesday, 22 February 2006 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos

A gaggle at the Bot Gardens and three on the golf course in Narrabundah this week are the first I have seen in Canberra in 6 months at least (but from other posts that just shows I haven't been looking).  A friend tells me that she has seen several in inner Sydney near the airport in the past few weeks (which is near a golf club too).  So do YTBCs have a town/country cycle even in non-post-bushfire times?

(bird novice, but I do know a black cockatoo when I see one!  My father used to shoot red tails in arid far north Queensland in less enlightened times, because they were shredding our only tree.  Until the local cop turned up on the doorstep and asked him to desist. I am not sure if this was because they were protected even then (about 1958), or only because he was worried about flying bullets in the middle of a town of 8000 people.  Either way, I envy those comparatively simple times, when nature was only something to be tamed.  (Not because it was right, but because things were much less complicated.))

At 08:11 PM 21/02/06, you wrote:
A pair of YTBCs alighted on a Pinus canariensis in my backyard this evening.  They are the first I have recorded for my GBS chart this year (ie recording year, since July 2005).  I also heard some, but did not see them, somewhere over Lake Burley Griffin near the Yarralumla Yacht Club about 0900 this morning.  This is not far from my home and may have been the same pair.
Are they still being seen commonly around Canberra?  I can't remember recent postings.
David Rosalky

Canberra, Australia
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