From the archives……..19th October 2012
This series comes to you from the Dandenong Ranges National Park – the range of hills overlooking the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I have seen these Cockatoos in the Royal Botanic Gardens and down by the Yarra River also (running by the southern side of Melbourne city out into Port Phillip Bay) but they were always too far away to get a good shot.
They’re found on the northern, eastern and south-eastern areas of Australia and very common. Their white feathers make them easy to spot high up in the trees. One day I found a couple grazing on some grass seed about 4 feet away from my walking path along the Yarra River, but I didn’t have a camera at that time and they flew away quickly on sensing my presence.