Thursday, 30 August 2007

Bird Spot: 'Hello Cocky'...

An icon of Australia, the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, or 'cocky', is not common in Tasmania. I usually see small flocks along the Midland Highway south of Launceston, and very occasionally, we see a small number of birds near our home, but generally that's about it. On the mainland of course, they are sometimes regarded as a pest when in large flocks.
I came across this small flock while driving to the west coast on Tuesday. I didn't take a photo, but they were still there today (Thursday) so I stopped to take a photo or two. They make a good contrast with the black cows. This photo was taken near Ouse (pronounced 'ooze'!).

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