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.
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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…
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…
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…