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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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How Australian is This? A Cockatoo in the Bush

6 Dec
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

How Australian is this? A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo perched high in the bushland, surveying his territory.

What a happy-looking fellow he is! I wonder whether the hole in the tree is his nest…

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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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Focus on Birds: An Australian Magpie and A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

21 Oct
A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and an Australian Magpie

A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and an Australian Magpie

Let’s continue our focus on birds.

Although each of these feathered friends are common in the local bushland park, it is not so usual to see them together. Each prefers the company of their own kind, it seems. But here we have a frame containing both an Australian Magpie and a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. Such good-looking birds!

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: Sulphur Crested Cockatoos

20 Oct
Cockatoos

Cockatoos

This week, in Australia, birds are in the news. People are urged to watch them, count their numbers, and generally acknowledge their importance in the scheme of things.

With that in mind, I thought I’d like to focus on that most engaging, comical species: Sulphur-crested Cockatoos. These are a common sight where I live, especially in the park, but also in the streets where they search out suitable trees for food. You may remember that I featured a photograph of a pair tucking into lemons on a neighbour’s tree. 🙂

This picture, though, was taken in their natural environment: bushland, by the river.

Enjoy!

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On Top of The World…

11 Sep

Few parrots are as happy-looking as Sulphur-crested Cockatoos. Invariably they make me smile. While it’s common to see them in flocks, sometimes I see one, all alone.

This guy seems quite content to be a solos bird, on top of the world.

Cockatoo

Cockatoo

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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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