Belinda’s two eggs are nearly ready to hatch. But here comes Gerald the goanna, who likes to eat eggs for lunch. How will the animals and birds trick him and save Belinda’s eggs?
“Belinda the black cockatoo lived with her partner Henry in a eucalyptus forest that spread along the banks of a river in a valley winding between wheat farms and the rocky hill country. Every year Belinda and Henry returned to the same nest high in an old gum tree. It was built in a cosy hole, where a rotten branch had once broken off in a storm. Carefully lined with feathers and leaves, the nest was warm and safe.
Last year Belinda had laid one egg, which hatched into a healthy chick that soon grew up to join the flock of cockatoos. This year she and Henry were very excited…”