They don’t visit Newstead that often so its worth noting when they grace us with their presence.
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos are large, long-lived birds that range over a vast areas in search of food, utilising reliable locations, on a regular basis. This small flock was seen over the school grounds earlier in the week, probably paying a visit to the pine plantation nearby. I suspect they are part of a larger mob that ranges across the shire.
- Jen King reported a flock of ~ 40 birds on 27/8/2015 near Strangways.
- I spotted about a dozen on 30/8/2015 on the western slopes of Mount Tarrengower.