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A Tasty Morsel in Hand: A Cocky’s Delight

21 Mar

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The sight of cockatoos always draws my eye. How happy I was the day I spotted this handsome bird, a tasty green morsel in hand…

Sometimes they flock by the river where I swim. Other times, they chose more precarious spots such as by the roadside in the park. Fortunately there is a very low speed limit!

Enjoy!

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P.S. Update on the Countdown deal of ‘Uncertain Love’. I’m delighted to say that seven copies were downloaded in the UK, and two in the US. This is the second-best result I’ve ever had! Huge thanks to all those who supported it!

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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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Hello, Cocky! Goodbye, Cocky!

25 May
Hello, Cocky! Goodbye, Cocky!

Hello, Cocky! Goodbye, Cocky!

I hope I don’t sound immodest when I say that this photograph is a delight…

The pose and expression of Cocky #1 captures my imagination and makes me smile.

Cocky#2 seems very nearly a mirror image, viewed in reverse. Well, almost…

Almost every day I see many of these wonderful, large parrots flying, gliding, landing, walking, eating…

Our local bushland park is home to hundreds, and quite often, smaller numbers visit the local streets.

One of the delights of living in the St George district of suburban Sydney, Australia.

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A Delightful Tete a Tete

30 Mar
A delightful tete a tete

A delightful tete a tete

How sweet is this?

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos have a habit of bring  a smile to my face, but seldom more easily than in this photograph which was taken by the river in our local park.

The joys of living in the land of parrots…

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How Australian is This?

23 Mar
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

How Australian is this? A beautiful Sulphur-crested Cockatoo perched high in a native tree.

Those of us who take the time and opportunity to visit Australian bushland, very frequently are rewarded by sights such as this.

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Nesting in the Park

18 Mar
Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeets

Near the top of the hill that leads to the baths lives a grand old tree : a tree prized by both Cockatoos and Rainbow Lorikeets as a prime nesting site.

This time, the Lorikeets have taken possession of an antiquated section, and I’ve seen them every day this week, perched nearby or climbing in.

Looks as though an increase in their family in on its way!

Enjoy!

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Thirsty Cocky

3 Mar
Thirsty Cokcy

Thirsty Cocky

It’s hot outside, especially for autumn. Small wonder that this beautiful, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is pausing for a drink.

He’s chosen to live in our local bushland park, where there are plenty of watering spots.

Enjoy!

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