Monday, 30 November 2009

Little Corella

When the Little Corella comes to your area you soon realise just how much noise they make and how much they can eat. We have a wattle tree not far from us and within a week all the seed was gone from the tree and the mess left behind of all the leaves and empty seed pods on the ground. They found our bird feeder one day and lucky for us they have not come back to it. One flock numbered 30 birds.

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Little Corella (Cacatua gymnopis)

Bird on a wire (in this case 3)


mick said...

Nice photos but I'm glad I don't have those birds in my yard!

NicoleB Egypt said...

I can only imagine how noisy they can get.
I didn't know they eat that much, amazing :D
They look beautiful though :)

Neil said...

Thanks Nicole & Mick when I hear them I tell them to keep gonig don't stop.

Mosura said...

In Scotland if the Carrion crows found a bird feeder they would carry the whole thing away :-)

Anonymous said...

30 of any species at one time can be a bit overwhelming. I'm with Nicole & Mick, however - they are beautiful. But perhaps best seen at a distance.

Gouldiae said...

G'day Neil,
Nice posting.

They're spreading their wings a bit the Little Corellas. We normally are just out of their area, but there have been some flocks around down here for some time now.

I don't know if it is normal for them, but here they often fly with the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos.


NatureFootstep said...

a beauty, but I understand why you don´t want them at the feeder. :)

Larry Jordan said...

Yeah, I bet 30 of those birds will empty your feeders, no matter how big they are. They are beautiful birds but that doesn't mean you want them around right? I think European Starlings are beautiful with their iridescent colors but I surely don't want them around!

Snail said...

Back in Melbourne, our campus used to be swamped with long-beaked corellas in mixed flocks with galahs. A spectacular sight. But I was always glad I could get away from them at the end of the day.

Neil said...

Thanks Gouldiae we don't have Sulphur-crested Cockatoos that often here.
Thanks Wren, Mosura, Nature Footstep, Larry and Snail.