Five minutes with Glossy Black cockatoos - film

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Subject: Five minutes with Glossy Black cockatoos - film
From: David Rees <>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:44:17 +0000
I had the pleasure over the last weekend to be a participant in a community-led survey of Glossy Black Cockatoos in the Rainkins Springs area of Central NSW.  A large number of dams were staked out over two evenings by landowners, locals and others from elsewhere.  

Here is some of the activity seen by me at a farm dam in the district for a few hours on Saturday evening.  As you will see from the film evidence of breeding can be seen - a female with a dependent 'teenager' and the act of mating recorded (they are autumn-winter breeders) followed by birds coming in to drink in the last minutes of daylight.

Some other good birds in the district were Black honeyeaters, cockatiels, budgies (flock), Major Mitchells, 



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