Thursday, 5 July 2012

Will they stay or will they go?

July is when most Carnaby's cockatoos migrate away from the Swan Coastal Plain to breed. I am keenly watching the location fixes of my study birds to see when they decide to go or if they decide to stay. Hopefully the batteries in the tracking devices last long enough!!

Earlier this week I found "Blue L" amongst a flock feeding on the seeds and nectar of Banksia menziesii in Whiteman Park. He definately has lots of 'friends' as I managed to count 174 in his flock when they all took flight together.

"Blue L" flying over Whiteman Park. You can just see a hint of blue and the
tip of the tracking device's aerial
A flock of 174 Carnaby's cockatoos. Blue L is in there somewhere.