Last week I was at Balyang when I noticed this long billed corella sitting on the ground. The behaviour is quite unusual, they are usually pretty flighty at Balyang. I snuck up a bit closer to get some photos for the bird ID website and was surprised at how close it let me get to it.
I think it may have been ill or injured. I moved away after I snapped these photos but it was still there an hour later. I didn’t return for another week, so I don’t know the outcome.
It is a very good time along the Barwon now for cockatoos. Mum had gang gangs in a tree in her backyard, and they even allowed her to get close! I had seen one there a week earlier but it flew away as soon as I opened the back door. The day prior, Sethy and I had seen 15 in a tree when going for a walk. In contrast, Corio is just corellas and galahs.
I can’t wait ’til the breeding cycle is over so I can go to other places and see different species 😀
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