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The Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo is a cheeky character. This male (sex identified by the hot pink eye ring) is feasting on the flower buds of the banksia tree, a tree native to where I live. Behind it is a she-oak, another native tree the cockatoos fancy. Cockatoos tend to stick together, their loud cawking sounds pre-empting their arrival, and their arrival pre-empting rain.
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The Isle of Skye in north west Scotland is known for its abundant wildlife. The Red Deer are the largest mammal in the UK and the largest population is on Skye. While I wasn’t able to photograph the male as they prefer the higher ground, this lovely female and two others were browsing under a tree near the road. October was a lovely time to visit Scotland, with trees, grasses and animals all colour complementing each other in an abundance of autumn hues.