Thursday 17 September 2015

An earful of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos

Yes, I acknowledge that the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo is not a universally appreciated bird!

But this flock, along Mrs Macquarie's Road, in The Domain, were a gregarious, inquisitive mob.

Two of them, at least, have been tagged.

"Earth to D48. The coast is clear. Come on down!"


William Kendall said...

They're beautiful... the one you've photographed up close looks like a real character!

Joe said...

I can almost hear them squawking Julie.

freefalling said...

I remember years ago a tv programme about whinging poms who had moved to Australia and weren't revelling in the Australian dream(!!??).
A lady was complaining about our birds - in England they were sweet little things that hopped about and tweeted pretty songs, here they blasted you out of bed with their screeching. I'd never thought about it like that before, but she had a point!

Julie said...

We have some pretty loud birds, I agree. Yesterday, on my way home from the city, I came across some magpies, currawongs, and crows - perhaps 6 birds in cohort, bullying a possum eating new shoots from a tree. THEY were loud.