Friday, May 11, 2012


We encounter many unique birds as we travel:

Sulfur-crested cockatoos, Sydney Botanical Gardens, 29 April.
I uploaded a video clip of some of these birds onto You Tube as well.  I'll see if I can link that here in another post.  The birds are pecking at the ground, apparently feeding.

Black Swan, Taronga Zoo.  27 April.
 The black swan is one of my favorite Australian birds.

Bird Sanctuary at Michaelmas Cay, 10 May.

Michaelmas Cay is our first stop on the Reef cruise with Passions of Paradise.  The sanctuary is off-limits, but is easily visible from the beach.  There are thousands of birds of all sorts; the noise is just incredible.

Galah, Australian Zoo, 7 May.

With a wingspan of over 30 feet, the giant man-eating Major Mitchell cockatoo at Australian Zoo demands two tourists as a sacrifical tribute.  Yet another danger of the outback.  


1 comment:

Charlie J said...

NOTE!It's just a trick of perspective. --cj