Re: Local councils catch up

Subject: Re: Local councils catch up
From: "Paul Coddington" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 02:22:13 +0000
Tony Russell wrote:

Hi all, for some months now I have been reporting on the local
irruption of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos into Adelaide's
East and North East suburbs, presumably caused by a shortage of
food in their normal Adelaide Hills habitat.
I see today that the free "Messenger" newspaper carries an article
about this irruption, only three months late, with Burnside
councillors claiming fame for noticing the phenomenon.

There was a letter to the editor in The Advertiser (last week I think)
saying that large flocks of Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos had been seen in the eastern Parklands (i.e. a few hundred metres from the Adelaide CBD) and asking if anyone knew why this was happening. I saw 4 in Botanic Park earlier this week. And they are not just occurring in the eastern and north-eastern suburbs - I saw one flying over the intersection of South Road and Cross Rd (a few km south-west of the city) yesterday as I was driving home. If I'd gotten home a few minutes earlier I could have had it on my house list.

Paul Coddington
Adelaide, South Australia

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