This is a Little Corella taking a break from feeding on grain leftover by sheep, that is scattered through grass in a paddock. This flock consisted of hundreds of Little corellas, sometimes flocks are in the thousands.
When a large flock is in a very concentrated area like this it only takes one to be spooked, causing a chain reaction resulting in an explosion of squawking birds, it really is a sight to see.
It’s not uncommon to see a different species such as a galah or Sulpher-crested cockatoo among a flock such as this. I find it funny when I see a loner among a flock, it’s like they’re confused about their identity. I’m yet to do some research on this behaviour; if anyone can enlighten if there’s a documented reason they do this it would be appreciated.
This image would be more interesting if the main subject was a different coloured species such as a pink Galah, so it’s now my aim to photograph a loner and learn about the behaviour.