Taken down the back of my yard in Byron Bay, the Cockatoos return at the same time every year for the pine-cones.
At the same time every year the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos arrive, always heralding and bringing rain. Their mournful, plaintive cry is heard overhead as they arrive in my backyard on slowly flapping wingbeats. In recent years it has been in rapid decline because of native habitat clearance, with a loss of food supply and nest sites.
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM