Cockatoos galore.

About ten birds turned up. Some jostled for position on the fence, others stayed in the gum-tree.cockie1

cockie5I think the cockatoo in the middle is one of our usual visitors, from the proprietary stance. Now,  I discourage too many birds hanging about, so I didn’t hesitate to get closer to the window. I shoved the camera through the gap in the netting and off they went. The  two in the gum-tree were hardly fazed.

cockie4It wasn’t long before our regular bird came back. I waited, Nokia in prime position pressed to the window pane.

cockie2But  my finger moved of course, pressing the button … and they were all off across the road this time. I love this one of the three in various stages of flight.

cockie3Mr R says it is about time we invested in a decent water container, instead of using a margarine tub. I reckon he is right.  😀

 

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  1. bkpyett says:

    Happy birthday Christine! Lovely photos of these cockies, they look fantastic flying too. Hope you are enjoying some celebrations! All good wishes.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thank you Barbara, the celebration will not be for another week, but I’m enjoying my present – a Samsung Tab 3 Lite, for reading ebooks. Taken me days to work it out, but pleased I got it instead of a Kindle. ❤

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  2. Sue says:

    Sorry didn’t realize it was your birthday, many happy returns. Gorgeous photo’s, he does look possessive doesn’t he. Doesn’t matter about the butter container, if it falls over it doesn’t break and you can easily replace it, though maybe ice cream tub would hold a bit more water.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks Sue, and oh heck, I missed Ivy’s birthday last week (another gunna moment, that was). The big 60, this time. I have a beaut old photo of sparrows all lining up to take turns bathing in ice-cream container. I’ll post it later. it was hilarious watching them queue up, splash and move on to the back of the line! ❤

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      1. Sue says:

        And you even had a reminder!!!! 60, oh boy, would be nice to see that age again. We don’t have that many sparrows around now, bit of a concerted effort years ago by various councils to get rid of them.

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        1. ChristineR says:

          I had it written in my diary, too. ❤

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  3. I can’t get it through my head that you have cockatoo’s like we have robins. Awesome!
    ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. ChristineR says:

      The novelty hasn’t worn off on me yet. 😀 ❤ Mind you, I do have to entice them to visit.

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      1. I can’t stop smiling. Lucky YOU. I like birds a lot, especially cockatoos. ❤

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  4. joannesisco says:

    *sigh* Love your birds ❤

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  5. Makes me want to move to Australia!

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  6. milliethom says:

    I didn’t realise it was your birthday, either! Happy birthday, Christine. Your photos are excellent, too. 🙂

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  7. You must have kept your birthday a secret! Happy Birthday Christine! Your birdies are wonderful. So lucky to see them.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Hi Kayti. I was going to say something but then it looked like I was fishing for greetings. 😀

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  8. Outlier Babe says:

    Happy Birthday! It’s like you have a birthday all the time, with your great surroundings 🙂 i’d be a little tempted to make the move, but those Aussie spidies…

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks Babe. 😀 Oooooh, don’t talk about spiders – we had two HUGE ones just inside by the back door this week. 😮

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      1. Sue says:

        I hope you relocated them outside !?! That’s another use for an ice cream container

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        1. ChristineR says:

          Ummmm, …. yes … after they had been ‘dealt’ with. Sorry. :0

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          1. Sue says:

            Oh dear, well serve you right if you get bitten by mosquitos

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  9. Love the shots of the cockies in flight, Christine.

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  10. Cindi says:

    I love the birds-in-flight photos!

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  11. Unreqwrited says:

    Hi Christine and Happy Bird-day to you 🙂 Some feathered friends you have there ❤

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Happy Bird-day? LOL! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  12. lorellepage says:

    Ah, yes. I would definitely upgrade to a butter container 😛

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Hi Lorelle, I’ve rarely had butter since margarine was invented. 😀

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  13. fatericsmum says:

    I particularly like the photo of the cockatoos flying away, Christin — the bird wrapped in its own wings is a magical shot!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Can’t help good luck with the camera sometimes! 🙂

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  14. vronlacroix says:

    Hi, I love your flying bird photo.

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