After I went to Eastern Beach, I decided to stay at my parents for a couple of days and explore the Barwon River. I like checking it out every couple of weeks.
I got some brilliant photos of cormorants which I will be sharing in the coming days. Todays post centers on the interaction between this cockatoo and willy wagtail.
I was photographing cormorants when I heard a commotion above me. I looked up and saw the wagtail flying and attacking a much larger bird. It reminded me of when I saw the moorhen attack a kangaroo at Currumbin. Nothing gets in the way of parenthood and territories.
The photos didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped, but that is to be expected when the photographic situation changes quickly. I did get a couple where you can clearly see the wagtails feet on the cockatoos back, which is awesome. Ironically I was in the exact area the next day to get some more cormorant nesting photos when I saw the wagtail attacking a raven near this same tree. Some things never change 🙂