These are just a few members of a large flock of cockatoos feeding under heavy tree cover next to the boundary fence. Beyond the fence is the main road.
Some of the birds are tagged like this. Both wings are tagged, which I suppose provides balance and doesn’t interfere too much with flight. Damned ugly, though.
The Pied currawong (Strepera graculina) has a lovely song and appears (on this occasion at least) to prefer being under cover, which makes photography somewhat difficult.
And because this is the final post in the 2014 RBG series, here’s something else you can see from the Royal Botanic Garden:
Date: 16 October 2014
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Pentax smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM
Ambient light only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.