On the 6th November Neville Bartlett wrote
We have a new visitor this morning – a Long-billed Corella
We seem to be on the very edge of this species’ range.
Also, the Wood Ducks at the Barton Drive pond now have a family of 8 young.
The male has been hissing at passers-by for the last couple of weeks.
On the 6th November Glen Johnson replied
Oooh well done Neville – I must admit I’ve been (potentially incorrectly) assuming only Little Corrella when I’ve been seeing and hearing Corella’s over the last few months (seen/heard since Aug in groups of 2- 5). So that’s great photographic confirmation. Pink in cheeks and long bill is very distinctive.
On a sadder note on Monday at about 5.45pm I went past the dam and noticed both parents and chicks in dam – but then went back past later that night (6.30pm) and one adult had been run over – dead. It must have pushed its luck and car aggression too much.