FW: YTBCs roosting along Cotter Road?

To: Jean Casburn <>
Subject: FW: YTBCs roosting along Cotter Road?
From: Richard Allen via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2022 09:32:01 +0000
Recurring trend of YTBC returning in early autumn from Brindabellas and further a field. Regular at north Curtin horse paddocks at this time of year feeding in pines drinking at horse troughs and roosting in large poplars (until leaves drop). Quite large numbers this year. Largest flocks were post 2003 fires. 


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On 8 Apr 2022, at 4:32 pm, Jean Casburn via Canberrabirds <> wrote:

My father in law used to say that when the weather is bad on the coast, Black Cockatoos come inland.  That would have been from the coast to Moss Vale or Marulan.

Even though our weather is not great it is probably better than the weather at the coast.



From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of calyptorhynchus via Canberrabirds
Sent: Friday, 8 April, 2022 04:03 PM
Subject: [Canberrabirds] YTBCs roosting along Cotter Road?


This morning at about 7 o’clock I saw 30 to 40 yellowtail black cockatoos perched in the block of pine trees to the north of Cotter Road opposite the great wall of Curtin. When I came back along the bike track behind the wall a little while later they were dispersing from there in pairs, mainly flying westwards.


John Leonard


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