A large gang of Gang-gangs

This morning I went to Foxlow roto see if the Avocets and Stilts were still there.  They were - but really too far away to photograph.

However en route I came across a flock of Gang-gang Cockatoos feeding, as is often the case at this time of year, on hawthorn (Crategus sp.) berries.  Here are some photos of individuals that were kind enough to use a bush close to the road.

For those readers not in Australia, the first four images are a male and the second group females.






Although hawthorn is an invasive weed, and thus despicable, a number of bird species use it for various purposes since the foliage is pretty dense and there are a LOT of berries.  So it isn't all bad.

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