In June 2016 I started volunteering at Kaarakin The Black Cockatoo Centre which rescues and takes care of injured Red-Tailed, Baudin’s and Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos who are then released back in the wild. This started a love affair with the species.
My passion is to photograph the Black Cockatoos endemic to Western Australia and to raise awareness about those fantastic and beautiful birds which are essentially threatened by loss of habitats, illegal poaching and shooting. I hope that my images go a little way in the protection of those beautiful birds.
The Rain Birds
The early colonial settlers used to call the Carnaby’s black cockatoos “rain birds”. As the birds migrated back to their breeding grounds their screeches and squawks were a sign of good luck – the first sign that winter rains were coming!