An Autumn Day, a Leisurely Stroll, and a Black Cockatoo

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Keith and I have been out walking the neighbourhood on these wonderful Autumn days. We always start our walks in the reserve where birds of all types can normally be seen.

During the summer days when the Australian fires were raging we hardly saw any birds at the local lagoon. What a disappointment that was. Usually the air is filled with the call of our beautiful native birds; a chorus of song fit for a concert.

However, yesterday we were both thrilled to see a couple of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos.

Now, Black Cockatoos are a very rare sight indeed. I was so pleased that I had my phone camera pointed on K; hoping to catch him unawares.

Imagine my delight when he motioned me to come close to see a ‘large bird’. As can be seen in the video he realised, very quickly, it was one of Australia’s more rarely seen birds – the beautiful Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo.

Many Blessings to All

© 2020 Carolyn Page
ABC of Spirit Talk

22 thoughts on “An Autumn Day, a Leisurely Stroll, and a Black Cockatoo

  1. Hello Carolyn! I hope you are doing well.
    It’s quite a long time, hope you remember me.
    The experience & the video you have shared – rare Australian bird is quite commendable.
    In fact, I smiled a lot by finding the same.
    Hope to stop by you more often
    Love ❤️
    Purva Narang

    1. Yes, of course I remember you. How could I forget your wonderful, energetic smiling face and thoughts.
      I will stop by your blog a little later to see what you are up to.. ❤️
      xoxoxo

    1. It really was, Dorothy, a wonderful gift!
      We live in a sleepy part of town; paddocks with horses and cows surround us in what is otherwise a modern regional area; (though, it is, and has grown exponentially during our almost two decades of living here).
      To have the little reserve so close with its ‘general’ abundance of birdlife is such a joy. I do look forward to our/my walks. There’s always something lovely to see!
      xoxoxo

    1. Hello Mihaela,
      I have your latest post sitting waiting for me to view since last night. I kept it until last so that I could enjoy it, as I usually do.
      Thank You for viewing the little video; I have always loved wildlife, as you know!
      And yes; do have a wonderful day, Mihaela.
      All my very best to you.. 😊😘😊
      xoxoxo

      1. Thank you, my dear Carolyn, for taking the time and watching my post. It means a lot to me.
        I also love your posts on wildlife. And I’m seeing birds that you don’t get to see here. Thank you for sharing all this beauty with us!
        Wishing you a beautiful and inspired day!
        Take good care of yourself!😘💖💖
        xoxoxo

  2. I didn’t even know there was such a creature as a Black Cockatoo. How wonderful that you have seen 2 with yellow tails. It is also heartening to hear that the wildfires have slowed down.
    Lovely video! I’m not getting out for many walks. It’s not very relaxing around here.
    Stay at home has revealed the many homeless in the street, in our very urban setting.
    Not only are they out there coughing, spitting, sharing smokes and bottles, but some have become desperate (no one handing out spare change), and therefore dangerous.

    I only go out if I am in real need for something, and I wear a mask and safety goggles.

    Okay, now that the report is over, LOL, I am thrilled you and yours are safe and healthy!
    Much love, Resa xoxoxoxo

    1. Ah yes – Resa, there are five types of black cockatoos. Yellow-tailed, red-tailed, glossy black, Baudin’s and Carnaby’s; all gorgeous of course!

      The fires are now out! Hurrah. The rains came last month and ‘poof’, they were gone. The devastation for many remains, however, it is better without the fires adding to their woes.

      That is so hard to contemplate. You live in such a vibrant city, and yet the current world condition has truly changed life for so many. It is good to read that you are being cautious; a general fact of life for today.

      Life for K and I hasn’t changed all that much really. We were already ‘not’ dancing since last year; K had semi-retired and has worked from home since last year as well. I guess you could say we had already been in a type of ‘lockdown’.. hahah.. and we enjoy each other’s company – that’s such a plus..

      Lots of Love to You..
      xoxoxo

  3. What a fantastic chance to see these, and great timing to be able to get the experience on camera. Love the video – that’s one heck of a beautiful blue sky.
    I hope you & Keith are doing as well as possible. Stay safe, both of you  ♥ xx

    1. Hahah… Yes, Caz, it was all so well coordinated, so to speak!

      I can’t remember the last time I saw a black cockatoo; it must have been years back. And, Caz, that’s one of our beautiful Autumn skies; my favourite season. The rains came last month and wiped out the remaining fires. This month the evenings are getting cooler (hurrah) and the skies take on that gorgeous shade of blue. All in all it is magnificent. ❤❤❤
      xoxoxo

  4. Charlee: “Bird! We love watching birds. And by ‘watch’ I mean ‘stare and think about catching’.”
    Chaplin: “That one might be a little bit bigger than what we’re used to staring at around here, though …”

    1. Hahah… Oh dear, Charlee and Chaplin; this birdie is so big. I believe he would be even bigger than you!
      Come to think about it. I did almost exactly what you do… I stared and stared. But, I didn’t think about ‘catching’ it… Just think about all those feathers!!!!
      spit, blurt, spit, spit, cough, spit, blurt….. 😉 😉
      xoxoxo

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