This week while chucking laps around my local park, I heard things falling through the trees, thinking someone was up the tree, I stopped to look closer, the big gum trees had heaps of these big black cockatoos, I hadn't taken much notice of the noise until then, but it was quite a racket I presume there was young ones up there, they sounded like a rusty saw going non stop. The black cockatoo are said to herald the coming of rain, they where accurate there, as the puddles will show you.
The noise of things falling through the trees I had heard where falling honky nuts, above you can see the mess they make and below you can see where they nibble around the tops, they must have very strong beaks. When I hear and see them I am careful walking underneath as I don't fancy getting hit on the head by a falling honky nut.
In the weekend paper there was an article on how large tract's of native bush has died because of the extreme heat and the driest summer last in recorded history, and they say that it will not regenerate. Signs of our climate in trouble?