Wednesday 13 October 2021

Wild Bird Wednesday 481 - Long-billed Corella (and a video)

Recently I met a new local birder, and we spent a coupe of hours wandering around Wattle Park, a park on my local patch.

During that time we found a flock of over 25 Long-billed Corellas (Cacatua tenuirostris) and a single Little Corella as well, just for variety!

These are some of the Long-billed Corellas.

After the trip, Guillaume (the new birder!) asked if I would be interviewed for his birding video / podcast channel.  Of course I said yes! Maybe you would like to have a listen to what I have to say - or at least after 481 WBWs you find out what I look and sound like!


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  1. Hari OM
    Ooh ooh ooh... listened the first few mins and have bookmarked it to enjoy after teatime. Yay to wildness I say!!! Thanks for sharing that Stewart (and to Guillaume) - and the corellas! YAM xx

    1. ...I'm back - that was BRILLIANT!!! I am with you on the 'slow and appreciate' and that sparrows can be as fun to watch as the gulls and herons and magpies and that one cheeky robin (that's about the extent of it from the Hutch's windows) and then comes the thrill when the Mr and Mrs Jackdaw show up - or that pass through of the goldfinches and fieldfares... YAM xx

  2. Well I was surprised to see the video and although I have not watched it all (yet but I will) I agree with the "surprise and wildness" you mentioned. Yesterday I was in my front garden working and I heard this twittering in, looked up and was delighted to see 4 Long tailed Tits. What a surprise and a delight for me. Not an uncommon bird but not often seen in my garden. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing the rest of it.

  3. Nice shots of the Corellas. I enjoyed meeting you and having you share your experiences and insights on the podcast.

  4. What a fortuitous Meetup Stewart. Thank you so much for all you do

  5. Hello Stewart, I really enjoyed the video, and I did watch it all the way through. The element of surprise and wonder at seeing a bird in an unexpected place is magic. I'm not a birder but do love birds and all wild creatures, and the only reason I don't link up , is because I don't seem to be able to do it.
    Best regards.

  6. I forgot to mention the Corellas, Lovely birds, with I think, sad eyes, and false teeth, only joking,:=) Nice shots of them.

  7. As you know I had already raved excessively about the fine job you did on Guillaume's podcast!

  8. Congrats on being the first interviewee. Nice job!

  9. A celebrity is born! Simply brilliant, Stewart!
    It's comforting to hear from someone who truly "gets it" where Nature is concerned. Bravo!

    Icing on the cake: Gorgeous Corellas!

  10. What an unusual bird! It must have been a great joy to see a flock of 25! Congrats on the podcast. I did watch a bit!