Ignorance is bliss

While staying in Mallacoota I visit Bastion Point several times a day at various tides looking for the birds that usually stop by this part of the coast. On most visits I came across a flock of Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoos. I think it was an extended family as there were several adults and a bunch of juveniles still begging for food. The sound young cockatoos make when begging would make anyone give them food just to shut them up. On this occasion the adults  were quite agitated while the younger birds played around, looking about I found a young whistling kite on a tree branch nearby watching them all intently.

Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo, Bastion Point, Mallacoota, Vic

Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo, Bastion Point, Mallacoota, Vic

Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo, Bastion Point, Mallacoota, Vic

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Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo, Bastion Point, Mallacoota, Vic

Preening and teasing each other

Immature Whistling Kite, Bastion Point, Mallacoota, Vic

Immature Whistling Kite watching the Black-cockatoos

Superb Fairy-wren, Bastion Point, Mallacoota, Vic

A bright male Superb Fairy-wren on lookout. 

5 responses to “Ignorance is bliss

  1. Beautiful photos. I envy you this experience. 🙂

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  2. A nice find Malt and lovely shots.

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  3. Great photos. I don’t think I’ve heard baby cockatoos begging for food, but I have heard and seen baby magpies, and it’s no surprise that the parents work so hard to shove stuff into those beaks. It’s funny watching them ‘hunt’ sticks and grass as they learn what food looks like too. One spent hours subduing a blind cord on our back porch, only to be very disappointed to find it quite inedible.

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