I'd heard them fly over but hadn't seen the flock of long-billed corellas that has moved into the neighbourhood. Late this evening, as the setting sun was struggling through the smoky air, they landed in a neighbour's tree and started to dine. Apart from some intraflock squabbling, they were pleasant and talkative guests.
Long-billed corellas are common in the 'burbs and now seem to be shifting into the urbs, following crested pigeons and galahs. The pigeons and galahs are now a common sight here in Footscray. The corellas will probably settle in too.