Tag: Cockatoo

Looking Back: In October

Just one of the flock: A confused Corella

We’ve noticed a single Corella flying and eating with a flock of Cockatoos.  Not once, but over an extended time period.  Does it think it is a Cockatoo or has it decided that they have a better lifestyle than the flock of Corellas that flies over the property twice a day?  It doesn’t even seem to look skyward when the…

Animated

Cheeky Cockatoos!!

For the last week or so, this is what I have seen through my study window: Update: I just took these two photos, which I am adding to the post – even better than the one I originally used!   Now, back to the original post! Somehow, this Sulphur Crested Cockatoo has figured out that the bird seed is put…

Gumnuts

Crackle Crackle…. Plop!

Crackle crackle… plop!  Crackle crackle…. plop!   This is the sound I heard around me this morning on my walk.  It is a still day, and I have heard the same sound on other still days.  Having investigated the noise about a month ago, I recognise it immediately  and smile to myself.  This is the sound of contented parrots. The gum…

Playing around with Cockatoos

While I much prefer to photograph birds in their natural habitat, providing a little bit of bird seed does offer a fantastic chance to get some close-up shots of the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos.  I wanted to convey the playful nature of Cockatoos, but also show their beauty.  To other birds, in this case a couple of Crimson Rosella, the Cockatoos…

Magpie

Breakfast

I find it interesting to watch birds drink from the dam, as this is when they seem to be most vulnerable.  They appear to stop and look around before they bend their heads to the water.  These cockatoos were drinking just after sunrise.  There was much milling around and one bird drank at a time, while the others kept watch.…

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Boxes, Birds and Wood Fires

For a week now, we’ve been living in our new house among a sea of boxes.  Piece by piece, we unpack our old life and see how it fits with our new life.  Already we find that some loved items simply don’t fit into this (smaller) house.  We knew this would be the case.  Part of the reason for coming…