Change of Season

Homalathus brings all the birds to the yard

Bronwen Scott
2 min readMay 28, 2023

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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, North Queensland. © Bronwen Scott.

As we move from Wet to Dry, new birds arrive. Sulphur-crested Cockatoos fly over in flocks with wingbeats that scintillate against the blue sky. Cattle Egrets perch on the back of the big Brangus steer or stalk around the goats until the goats have enough and chase them off. Black Kites patrol the fields, gliding on the lightest thermals rising from the land…

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Bronwen Scott

Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: bronwenscott.com