Roadside stop with the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos

On the way down to the Mornington Peninsula with the Port Phillip Birders (Elwood/St Kilda Branches) to look for Black Faced Cormorants at Merricks Beach, and Albatross at Cape Schank, we stopped to watch the feeding antics of a family of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos. They were working a dead wattle tree that seemed to be full of wood borer grubs.

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

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Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Finding a wood borer grub

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

A pair of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Male Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (with pink eye rings), female or juvenile behind

Birders, Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

The hard core team from Port Phillip Birder at Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria






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