Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Newbie

Did y'all know that I've got a bird feeder? Did you know that I've got parrots (14 at last count), sparrows (17), blackbirds (2), galahs (1), pigeons (too bleedin' many) that all hang out by the feeder in the back yard? Well, if you didn't, then you need to go back through some of my archives!

We also have two flocks of Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos in the area. But they've never graced the backyard with there presence --YET.

White cockies (that's the Aussie term for em) are 20 inches long, a wingspan of almost 3 feet, they can live to 100 years old, are very intelligent, and they are F*CKING LOUD! We're talking some serious loud squacks. REALLY, REALLY LOUD SQUUUU-WACKS!!

Anyways, I had one of them show up in the bird feeder this morning. I grabbed the camera and shot of few through the window, then went out onto the side patio by the grill to get some close-ups.

Here's what I got:

Now you know why I'm call a Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

What's your problem, bud?

Just a mouthfull, a bit off the flank!

Here I am in all my glory! Worship Me!


Suzer said...

These are fantastic pics. I had no idea these kinds of birds existed outside of the pet shop:/

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Suzer: Next time you are driving through the Hills, swing by Strath. The gully where the river goes through town (about by the main square)is home to a flock of over a thousand cockies. The locals aren't too happy with them, but you can get some great pics there.