Sulphur-crested Cockatoos on NSW Central Coast?

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Sulphur-crested Cockatoos on NSW Central Coast?

Yes, such common birds, yet up here on the northern part of the Central Coast I'm lucky if I see 2 or 3 SCC's a week. Little Corella flocks are huge and I've found it's generally one or the other, but I assume there must be some SCC flocks elsewhere on the coast - anyone know of any particularly good locations for them?

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Come to Sydney, both the city parks and suburbia are infested with Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, I seen about 15 on the grounds of Holy Cross College, Victoria Road at Ryde yesterday pulling seeds from the grass.  Today there were about eight on the grass verge near Koala Park at Pennant Hills, oblivious to passing traffic.

The trees around St Ives Showground are host to some nesting sites for these birds too, they can also be found in large groups or flocks in the Royal Botannical Gardens in the city, just down from the Opera House, these ones are very tame and will eat from your hand and sit on your head or shoulders.

Many suburban councils say they are pests as they are very destructive, a tagging programme is currently underway covering the Sydney CBD flock to track their movements.


Yes, I know. I'm from south-western Sydney where they congregate in the hundreds. Point is, I was hoping to find them on the coast as I'm sure they'd be here in some respectable numbers somewhere but in the three years I've been here I've seen very few compared with Little Corellas.

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