Hello, Cocky!

1 Mar

2013_0301imagefacebook0113I like cockatoos.

Sure, they screech, bite, and are notorious for damaging woodwork on buildings. Yet, in their natural state, they seem to me to be lovable clowns: and masters of all they survey.

Recently, Ron and  I have watched a most diligent, big white, sulphur-crested bird, gnawing away at the base of huge dead branch of a (very) live gum tree. Day after day, we see him: creating endless piles of wooden debris on the cemented path, below: making a home for himself and his mate.

Every now and then, he rests, and takes in the world around. A world of trees, flowers, insects, other birds, animals: and we humans. I wonder what he makes of us.

I watch with something like envy as, seemingly without effort, he flies away.

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4 Responses to “Hello, Cocky!”

  1. Jenny Schwartz (@Jenny_Schwartz) March 1, 2013 at 11:19 pm #


  2. Margaret Lynette Sharp March 2, 2013 at 12:20 am #

    They’re enthralling!

  3. Tracey Alley March 5, 2013 at 2:48 am #

    There’s always a lesson to be learned I believe in watching nature. Even if it is just simple perseverance 🙂

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp March 5, 2013 at 4:30 am #

      Yes, Tracey. That cockatoo is still at it! We think he’s after split-level accommodation! 🙂

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