A Flock of Yellow Tailed Back Cockatoos

I photographed these yellow tailed black cockatoos from our deck. I got really excited as there were a flock of about 20 circling the tree. I rushed inside to get my camera and of course as I came back they were all flying off. Around 15 minutes later I heard their characteristic cry and three or four had returned to the tree. They were about three houses away and my 200mm lens just managed to get these photos. I saw them in our front yard a few weeks ago. Hopefully they will be regular visitors.

More visitors in the garden

We seem to have lots of birds visiting our garden. Its a pity I dont have a SLR camera strapped to my wrist. I was really surprised when I looked out the front windows to see not one but three Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos resting in our banksia. I took the photos with my phone a Google 6 Pro not too bad but would have been better with my Nikon SLR.

Room No. 10 by Åke Edwardson (Eric Winter)

Room No. 10 (Inspector Winter, #7)Room No. 10 by Åke Edwardson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Inspector Eric Winter by Åke Edwardson Room No 10 is the seventh installment in this series. As far as I can see there are at least another 5 to come. Unfortunately at the time of writing  no more titles in the Eric Winter series are available in English.

Again another great yarn that weaves its way across time. Providing a reflection on he careers of Eric Winter and his colleagues.  The tale is as much about the relationship between the investigators as it is about the crime. It has elements of a cold case and a current investigation.

This particular installment was slow to start and had I not read the previous installments I may have stopped. Then I would have missed out on what turned out on a great whodunit.

If only the rest of the Inspector Winter mysteries would appear in English because I’m too impatient to learn Swedish.

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Whales at Middleton South Australia

Spent Sunday afternoon at Bashams Beach , which is near Middleton, South Australia. The whales in the photos were only about 30 metres offshore. They were to use the language of the local whale watchers “loafing”.  The whale closest to the shore had a calf swimming around her.  In all there were 5 adult whales in the vicinity.