Photo by Andrew Bryden

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

black wings beating in the heat
flourish of red tail
dancing the flamenco
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flashes of hot red fervour
sweeping the heavens
Spanish dancer on fire
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tempo building with the heat
faster and louder
flamboyant scarlet finale

 

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We have been fortunate to have a flock of Red-tailed Black Cockatoos hanging around in front of our house, the last week or so. They come in the morning to eat the seeds/nuts (or are they fruits) from the casuarina trees along the beach. They are very smart so getting a good photo is a bit difficult, as they see you coming and take flight. Again Andrew has taken a great photo – he was scouting about with Michael and they both got fine shots.