Black cockies over Bonville Creek by girlie

Black cockies over Bonville Creek

Coming home from the film festival at Sawtell last night, I stopped to take a shot of Bonville Creek at dusk, just as the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos flew into the frame. Too far away to get them in any detail, but they make a wonderfully raucous screaming sound as they fly and it always adds to the atmosphere. They are huge birds with massive beaks and spend their days ripping into the nuts and berries of local trees and shrubs, especially Banksias and Bottlebrushes. They are the bane of home gardeners, but I love them and don't care how much mess they make in my yard as long as they hang around.
Very pretty.
November 25th, 2010  
beautiful scenery:).
November 25th, 2010  
Pretty, and a wonderful description.
November 25th, 2010  
They do look quite large! beautiful scenery here. Nice shot!
November 25th, 2010  
Magnificent shot Robin, I love that light. That little island (sandbank) would be a cool spot to spend some time.That bank of clouds on the horison would mean an approaching cold front if it were here :-)
November 25th, 2010  
a beautiful moment
November 25th, 2010  
This is a beautiful shot; it gives a real sense of what the land looks like. Thanks for your link to the kangaroo paw plants. I never even considered growing from seed - this opens up possibilities. Now if I can just figure out how much shipping to the US would cost... :)
November 25th, 2010  
I can imagine they're there...beautiful shot.
November 25th, 2010  
Wow beautiful. Love hearing about your birds and plants.
November 26th, 2010  
Fantastic dusk view - love that end of the day lighting.
November 26th, 2010  
Great Landscape!
November 26th, 2010  
very peaceful looking
November 28th, 2010  
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