Saturday, September 27, 2014


The Pacific Baza pair are still active around our place and quite approachable. I featured them previously on a recent post and since then had a close encounter with another Baza when on a morning walk at Lake McDonald near Cooroy.

The two images below were from that outing and I was able to get a decent shot of the bird in profile showing it's funky little crest.

In complete contrast the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo sports one of the most flamboyant crests the bird world has to offer. 

At my sisters place the local cockies come in daily to snack on the seed in her feeders, with up to thirty at times winging in and disturbing the peace with their raucous calls. 

Certainly a crest to be proud of!

Cheers & Happy Birding


  1. Some wonderful crested characters! Great portraits!

  2. what type of bird is the black bird with the crest - is it a chough, apostle bird ?