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Friday, 2 November 2012

100s of Cockatiels - photos and videos

As well as the excitement of the Budgerigars in their thousands (see that blog post here ), the Cockatiels had amassed in numbers I hadn't seen before, although there had been reports of similar numbers from Alice springs recently. The Cockatiels are a lot easier to see than the Budgerigars when perched, and although flighty, they tended to hang around the waterhole nearby and in full view. I did see a number of Birds of Prey in the same area, but the Cockatiels seemed to not be a target while I was watching.
They are still a fairly noisy bird, and I was amazed at just how many could fit onto one branch. The photos are mainly of one particular tree, but there were trees with just as many Cockatiels up and down the waterhole with just as many. I hope you enjoy the photos and the videos.

Cockatiels drinking, flying, about to perch and perched.

Videos of Cockatiels coming to drink, close up of landing, and flying around and landing

Enjoy your Bird-watching!


  1. Hi!
    As allways a lovely birdserie
    Have a nice weekend

  2. Super photographs and videos, Richard. Beautiful birds and really nice to see them doing so well.