Sunday, August 28, 2016

Yandilla


Just outside Yandilla, we found a field of what seems to be corn stubble from last year. In this field were what appeared to be several thousand Sulphur Crested Cockatoos along with a few other birds.





These birds were swarming in great flocks on a particular part of one field. There was lost of rain the day before, so it is possible that something decided it was spring and started growing in the muck. Or perhaps, the birds decided it was spring and flocked for mating.


This photos are not sharp at all since the birds were at least 1/4 mile away.

The wind was blowing and the sound of all these birds was carried away. We did find a few stragglers joining the fun late and they certainly could be heard when near us. These cockatoos are very loud and raucous with their calls. You can tell them from the sound more easily than the look. Although, to be sure there are few large all white birds about.


It was impressive to see some many birds flocking in one place.


The birds you see with reddish pick on the underside are Gulahs and the darker ones are unknown, probably some sort of parrot.