Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos in Inner Melbourne

Subject: Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos in Inner Melbourne
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 20:25:35 +1000
As we drove down Anderson St, South Yarra (east side of Botanic Gardens) this afternoon, c. 5 pm, we heard familiar squealing calls which somehow sounded out of place. But sure enough, as we turned eastward along Alexandra Avenue, first a pair and then a whole flock of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos (total about 20) were flying northward across the Yarra and beyond. A striking and unexpected sight. A pair of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos - regulars near Punt Road Bridge - were very unimpressive by contrast. Following round along the river, I, as passenger, was able to see a Whitefaced Heron and an Egret (species unknown, prob. Great) fishing on opposite sides of the river downstream from the Williams Road intersection. One is often visible here, but seldom both at once.
Anthea Fleming

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