A flock of 25-30 sulphur-crested cockatoos joined us in the botanical gardens today. They were happily demolishing the freshly-laid grass in the new extension area.
We were able to sit amongst them as they rootled around, grumped at each other, fought the lizards and propositioned their prospective or actual mates.
The Other Photographer will have photographs of them interacting on the ground. I practised shooting them in the air. The camera rig now weighs about 4kg, so it takes a bit of hefting to get a shot.
Here are some of the results.
Flying in ground effect
Boots down, wings furling
Quick day trip. Long journey for a good outcome.
Approaching Sydney from the north, on my way to Agile Australia for three days of fun, friends and beer. Lots of beer.
Short final to Sydney, merging with a 747.
Working in Sydney today. I finished at a reasonable hour and went running. I ran faster and easier than ever before.
The cool evening air and the stunning location combined to give me a magical run.
In other news, Sydneysiders are fast. I was banging out 4:40 kilometers and the locals were cruising past me.
Run details here:
Cloud formations on approach to Brisbane.
You can see our house from here
We’re about to get clobbered by a tropical cyclone again. This is the leading edge of the front.
It’s going to be wet. 200-500mm of rain over a couple of days.