Subject: Cockatoos
From: Julian Teh <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 00:37:14 -0700 (PDT)
I have seen a lot of sulphur crested cockatoos about Canberra, feeding in large flocks. Sometimes these are infused with Long Billed or Little Corellas. Could this be a stock up on food before a migration? I have noticed in previous years that there are significantly less cockatoos around in the winter months.

Also, while on the subject, 3 large and well - fed looking Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos flew into a tree in my back garden - They appeared to be feeding off dead leaves. I found this strange, but there were no berries or seeds in the tree. has Anyone else observed this? They seemed unfazed by my sudden appearance (For I didn't know they were there) out of the back door, and let me observe them from a close distance. 


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