Flock of Glossies

Subject: Flock of Glossies
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 15:20:53 +1000
Yesterday while leading a group near Wentworth Falls I noticed a number of
Glossy Black-Cockatoos in flight in the distance. As we watched, more kept
appearing until we counted 35-40 in the air together, calling and wheeling
around above the heathland. This is the largest group of Glossies I have
seen in the Blue Mountains. We hopped in the car and drove to the area
where they had been and after a little walking, came across a group of
three quietly munching away in an Allocasuarina distyla. At the same time
we heard more to the side of the track and I guess that there must have
been many birds spread out through the area feeding. Always spectacular
birds! In the same area were numerous Beautiful Firetails, and as we sat on
a rock eating lunch we were visited by a tail-less Pilotbird.

Earlier the same morning I had taken another group to my "secret failsafe
Red-browed Treecreeper site" near Blackheath where the treetops were alive
with nine species of honeyeater, including a few Crescent, Fuscous and many
Yellow-faced and White-naped. Nothing was flowering and I guess they were
after lerps or insects generally.



Carol Probets
Blue Mountains NSW

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