Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Hello world

I officially enrolled in my PhD to study Carnaby's cockatoo in January this year.

Yesterday we tested the readiness for release of a group of Carnaby's cockatoos being cared for at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rehabilitation Centre. They have been kept in a large flight aviary building up their wing muscles.

We selected 9 to be released and these will be my first group of study birds. We marked their tails, fitted them with leg bands and recorded their weight. They will spend a couple more days in the aviary before we release them.

Once they are released I am hoping that the tail markings will be sighted and reported and we'll be able to collate the sightings to find out where they go.