A Rarity.

It’s not often nowadays that I have bird photos to post, but that suddenly changed. Looking idly out into the paddock we noticed a corella, and I thought what the heck, I’ll get the camera and take its picture, thinking it was only a common Little Corella. as I got closer I could see that it was digging enthusiastically, and on viewing the first shots on the camera monitor I could see that we had a Long-billed Corella, the first we’d seen in this part of the state. Littles are now here in flocks of hundreds, it will be interesting to see if the Long-billed species follows suit over the next few years or if this individual was just a one off sighting. They are very partial to onion grass corms, (Romulea rosea) and later on in the day a party of Galahs were in the same area, also digging for their supper. Those corms must be tasty, I was able to walk to within four metres of the Galahs without them paying any attention to me.

long-billed corella


long-billed corella


long-billed corella

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