Saturday, December 27, 2008

Making the news

We spotted this amazing creature in the last light of the day on Christmas Day. He was part of a small flock of yellow-tailed black cockatoos feeding in some wattle trees adjacent to our townhouse. At first we weren't sure what he was, and then we realised he was an all-yellow 'black cockie'. Incredible. I managed to snap a few photos with my telephoto lens and sent this photo into our local newspaper and they ran a story on page 5 of today's edition!

I won't let the fame rush to my head!!

7 comments:

Leah said...

Wow - fame indeed!

Dianne said...

What a GREAT photo, Lily! We get a lot of black cockatoos here in Exeter, but we've never had one that was all yellow. Well done!

Emma said...

Great photo! I was hoping you'd post it here, as I coldn't see the photo on your facebook link to the CT.

Chookyblue...... said...

love the pic.........have not seen one of those in yellow.........

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Wow, I have never seen one of those either! Looks like a hand puppet, are you sure DH isn't over behind the bush LOL!! Could be your version of the abominable snowman!
Christmas looked fun, Tracey

Coach. said...

Great stuff mate, well done. Great to see some Aussie wildlife!

scarlett (kate lightfoot) said...

Gorgeous photo, Lily - I say let that fame go straight to your head. In fact, go totally Hollywood and flat refuse to lift a finger until the house is full of fresh flowers and you have a glass of chilled champagne in each hand. xxx scarlett