When we bought our house, a colourful wind parrot adorned the near end of the jetty. From the house, it looked almost realistic. More than one person thought it was a real bird, and went down to investigate it. In high winds the rotating wings gave the illusion of fluttering, and it was very cheery. While we may not have chosen to put it up, we were happy to leave it be.
A few weeks ago, four naughty cockatoos ripped the wings and tail off our painted parrot. It looked very forlorn an battered, so we took it down. Here are the culprits.