Tuesday, 17 April 2012

World Bird Wednesday - Little Corella

We happened upon the large flock of Little Corella at Kingscote on Kangaroo Island.  They were a bit flighty, and had already been spooked by another photographer (if I sound bitter here, that’s because I was!)

Corellas are small white cockatoos – just under 40 cm in length and they have a little crest that sticks up whenever they need to have a crest that sticks up!
Anyway, when it became clear I was not going to get any ‘on the ground’ shots I pulled back and tried to catch the movement  - and shear noise if that had been possible  – of the birds in flight.
So, this is not like the stuff I put up most weeks, but I rather like it.

You can find more bird pictures at World Bird Wednesday.
Enjoy the birds.

26 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

darn it! hope you can capture some individuals for us some other time. :)

Sylvia K said...

I've never seen this bird before and I, too, hope you get another chance to capture an individual one! An awesome flock of them, that's for sure! Great captures for the day, Stewart!

Sylvia

Amila Kanchana said...

So many of them, unbelievable!

Andrew said...

What a fantastic sight to see Stewart..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I actually like the flock shots - gives a feel for how lovely it is to see so many of them. (I can't imagine so many of this particular bird -- heck, I can't even imagine seeing just one) but I did take lots of similar shots of snow geese and sandhill cranes one time when we were in New Mexico during migration time. So I like these very much, but hope sometime you get your perfect individual shot. Darn those other photographers anyway ;>)!

NixBlog said...

What amazing shots, Stewart! Brings to mind Hitchcock's "The Birds" :-)

Carole M. said...

yes and I liked it too Stewart; lovely snaps of the Little Corellas in flight

Carletta said...

Stewart, I think it was a magical moment!
I like the shots very much.

ladyfi said...

Amazing shots!

mick said...

Great photos of the flock - and I bet they were noisy!

heyBJK said...

Love those large flocks, Stewart! It's great to see so many birds at once.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show of small cockatoos.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Serline said...

Amazing sight! Have a great day!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These look like natures textured images, just beautiful, each of them...I like, I love them all!

eileeninmd said...

They are cool shots and a wonderful sighting of all those Corellas. Is it unusual to see so many together. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

NatureStop said...

Amazing sight and great capture. I've never seen this bird before and I agree too that hope you get a chance to capture an individual one!

Have a great day!
Shantana

Modesto Viegas said...

Nice compositions!!!

Phil said...

Never heard of that one until today Stewart. Must be mazing to see all those cockatoos but i hear they are often seen as pests in Oz.

Larry said...

I love the movement in those photos Stewart! It makes me feel like I'm there.

Michael said...

the white/green contrast helps make the photo

HansHB said...

Awesome!

Andee said...

Wow what amazing pictures.

Springman said...

Still a great sight Stewart. Shame that those close up eluded you...so sad!

Kathie Brown said...

Stewart, I just hate it when someone does something like that! I'm glad to see that you made the most of the opportunity though and seeing all the birds in flight and filling the frame gives one the idea of just how many there were!

Debbie said...

haha, still great captures and i know that feeling!!

it's like, what are you doing but their doing what we are doing!!

have a wonderful weekend!!

Liz said...

Great captures of Corells in flight! The oly Corells I have seen are in a cage.
I hope you capture some more soon... and close up too :)