December 15th, 2017

Australian - Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus)

Early in the morning, I was just out for a walk, and about 15 minutes into the journey I heard the distinct call of a black cockatoo. This lived up perfectly to their reputation that they are heard before seen.  Positioned perfectly I was able to freehand this shot with the 1300mm telephoto lens. It was a miracle it turned out ok, and the bird flew off as soon as it realised it was being watched. It is very rare to see one just sitting about, most people in urban areas in Sydney may not even know they exist.

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