Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos Come To Visit

Awhile ago we had a very exciting event happen at our place when several yellow tailed black cockatoos came for a visit.

We have never seen these cockatoos around here before and have not seen any since.

They just appeared one morning in the old wattle tree near the house. I had gone outside very early and saw movement in the tree and did a double take! I grabbed my camera and captured some video and photos.

These cockatoos are very majestic and it was mesmerising just watching them going about their business. They are actually a lot bigger than I expected.

There were five of them, and they were really getting gung ho ripping off the bark from some of the tree limbs and appeared to be eating some grubs. The poor old wattle tree had been looking very sad for sometime, so we think maybe the grubs had got to it, and the cockatoos have come by and cleaned them all out. It wasn’t long after their visit that we noticed some new growth on the tree. Looks like there’s still some life in it yet.

This video shows one of the cockatoos ripping off the bark. He’s on a mission, this one. You can even hear the cracking sounds as he chews into the branch.

It was so special to be able to experience this, I think it unlikely I will see them again since I came across them by happenstance. It was great to see Nature working in harmony.

 

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