Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos

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Subject: Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos
From: Lindell <>
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 16:36:57 +1000
Returning from the Cotter this morning we stopped near the road to Mt Stromlo to watch a large flock of YTBC come towards us and land in several trees to the south of the road. There sounded to be some begging young in the group as well. After a pause of about 15 minutes and a lot of noise they all took off again heading in the direction of the river/ranges.
I managed to get 49 here but there was another group of about 15 that didn't fit in the lens.
Y-T Black Cockatoos Cotter Road.JPG
Tree Y-T Black Cockatoos Cotter Road.JPG
This is just the top of one of the trees they landed in.
It was quite something to witness - as we drove on towards Duffy, a Wedge-tailed eagle was soaring down quite low behind them.
Would this have been the reasons for these large Cockatoos to move on in mass or was it just time for them to do so anyway?
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