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Cockatoos By the Shore

26 Jul
Cockatoos by  the shore

Cockatoos by the shore

There’s no shortage of Sulphur-crested  Cockatoos in the local park, and they seem to particularly like being near the river. So often I see them there – on the shore, in the trees, or in the sky. They’ve cornered the market in homes with water views, for I see them making nests in prime areas such as in the tall gum trees nearby. Small wonder they always seem exuberant.

Enjoy!

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Cockatoos on the Edge…

13 Dec
On The Edge: Cockatoos overlooking the river

On The Edge: Cockatoos overlooking the river

Sulphur-crested cockatoos are a common but welcome sight in the local park. They certainly make their presence felt one way or another. Their looks and their calls are each highly engaging.

Here’s a photograph of a flock searching for food near the edge of the local swimming baths, on the river.

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: Sulphur-crested Cockatoos

23 Nov
Sulphur-crested Cockatoos

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos

I was lucky to get this photo, since it isn’t every day that I spot a group of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos displaying their impressive head-gear.

This shot was taken in a bushland park suburban Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: a place where these and other parrots congregate.

Enjoy!

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The Best of Times: A Cockatoo Ponders

22 Aug
What a Life

What a Life

Sunshine, friends, and a glorious vantage point. What more could this engaging chap ask for?

The life of a wild, sulphur-crested cockatoo has its advantages.

Just as well, for these birds are very long-lived.

And, with their comical looks and raucous cries, they certainly make their presence felt. 🙂

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A Family that Flocks Together…

17 Aug
A flock of cockatoos

A flock of cockatoos

Lately I’ve seen groups of cockatoos together on the shore of the river baths. They seem to be thoroughly enjoying themselves– flying, swooping,landing in  the branches  of gums and other tall trees,  and exploring the ground.

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words…

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Where’s the Missus? A Cockatoo Ponders…

12 Aug
A Cockatoo ponders...

A Cockatoo ponders…

Where’s the missus?

This Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is resting close to a potential nesting-site. I’ll bet that he’s waiting for the nod from the boss. 🙂

Oh, for such a life…and it’s a long one, too…

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Sour Grapes? No way!

3 Aug

Sour grapes? No way!

Neat lemons may not be everyone’s idea of a delicious treat, but they’ve sure made a hit with the Sulphur-crested cockatoos!

On the street where we live…

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We’ve Sure Got Every Angle Covered!

17 Jul

2013_1021imagefacebook0153We’ve sure got every angle covered!

Is that what the leader of this little group is thinking?

With eyes in every direction, who (or what)  could possibly sneak up on them?

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A Happy Cocky!

15 Jul
A Happy Cocky

A Happy Cocky

A happy cocky!

Gazing down upon us mere humans, he certainly looks the part.

And why wouldn’t he be happy?

With a lovely park to call home, abundant friends and few foes, plentiful food and water, life seems to be treating him kindly.

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I Spy…

2 Jul
I Spy!

I Spy!

I spy…

This inquisitive Cockatoo has chosen well his vantage point.

If only he could talk, what fun we could have!

But nevertheless, just to see him makes my day.

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