Ravens, both Little and Australian are common around Newstead. They are, however, very difficult to photograph close-up.
Renowned as intelligent and wary birds they are always on the lookout for danger. This Little Raven was one of a large flock feeding on pasture near the Newstead Racecourse – it remained on sentry duty just long enough for me to grab a few images from the car window.
Long-billed Corellas on the other hand are an easier target. Not far from the Little Ravens they were excavating onion-grass (Romulea sp.) with their superbly adapted bills – once it would have been Yam Daisy on the menu but these are now sadly confined to the surrounding woodlands.