Backyard Birds #3 – Sulphur Crested Cockatoos

Yesterday a small flock (seven) Sulphur Crested Cockatoos landed in the Chestnut Tree in the backyard.  Of course, I was out there in a flash taking shots of these beautiful, but extremely destructive native birds.  Watching them bite off any small branch that took their fancy or got in their way, I again resolved not to encourage them to visit the garden by sending my large dog out to bark at them.  None the less, here are a few shots taken this morning using the 70-200mm lens.  I just love the one snoozing in the early morning sunshine.

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5 responses

  1. Kate Irving

    Up to your usual standard, Sue!

    August 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm

  2. Wow. I cannot imagine a flock of these landing in my yard!!!! We get flocks of Ibis from time to time…or Robins in the early spring….but these are incredible. Wonderful shots displaying their beauty.

    August 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm

  3. These are wonderful, Sue!
    I have a pet Umbrella Cockatoo.
    His name is Riley, he is almost 11 years old, and he is just a little cuddlebug!

    August 31, 2012 at 12:18 am

  4. What an absolute beauty! And – it lives in your backyard??? – WOW!

    September 1, 2012 at 2:51 am

  5. Fantastic birds, and photos!
    You are very lucky to have this great variety of fantastic birds!

    September 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm

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