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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  1. 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.

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