Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos were feeding on Casuarina seed. Because their juvenile offspring were constantly squawking (what a rukus) I was drawn off the path to watch. By finding a reasonable hide, I was able to capture them in flight as occasional bushwalkers or returning rock fishermen noisily walked the track. This bushland is located on a lighthouse reserve on Burrewarra Point, south of Batemans Bay, New South Wales.
Great Moment great Photo
Thank you for appreciating this photo - it did take a bit of stalking and sitting still in the grass in the vicinity of the trees in which they were feeding...and then it is a bit of persistence until you find that you are pointing the camera in the right direction! But it paid off.
Fantastic birding shot! Cheers & Happy easter
Thanks Oronbb for the affirmation, encouragement and greetings.
bonita toma, muy bien al lanzar la foto, chapoooo
desde españa domingo verdu VOTAME
Wow, this Australian Black Cockatoo has just been seen in España! Thanks for letting me know that you have seen it overhead, Domingo!
It was a challenge to get in close and then to follow a bird with the lens when it took to flight. Looking up though the branches there weren't many windows, but this bird obliged and took off and flew just above. I got one shot at him with the camera!
Hi Ian, nice shot. YTB Cockatoos are one of my favourites. So big and majestic, with such laboured flight an beautiful calls. I agree the babies are very noisy and demanding. They are a joy to find.
Thanks madmax. Patience and planning are the keys to getting such an image. One certainly doesn't have to guess where they are for they certainly announce their presence. Glad you have enjoyed this pic.
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Photo taken in Guerilla Bay NSW 2536, Australia
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