11 April 2012

Sulphur Crested Cockatoos

Not an uncommon sight around home, and very noisy!











Birds in Backyards fact sheet on the Sulphur-Crested-Cockatoo here


22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i bet they are LOUD to have around! :)

Andrew said...

What a beautiful bird to see Carole... fantastic images.
It's brought back a lovely memory for me... My son took some images of the birds in Sydney on his trip just to share with his old man... me.

Thanks for that xx

Gary said...

They're beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Noisy? Maybe I don't have it so bad after all. I have a crow's nest outside my window and there must be a youngn' in the nest. All day long, the soft constant...caw...caw...caw...
endlessly. Guess it could be worse. I could have cockatoos.

Carletta said...

The sequence of shots looks like he's carrying on a conversion with you and then turns shy. :)
Wonderful captures Carole!
They may be noisy but I'm guessing still a lovely sight to see.

Micha S. said...

Wow, I like your photos of a world which is far away :-) Thank you for this great impressions!
Micha

CameraCruise said...

Great shots of the beautiful Cockatoo.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

I can never quite get over the fact that these gorgeous birds are "not uncommon" there.

Martha Z said...

What a great bird to have come visit your yard. Probably not too enjoyable if they awaken at the crack of dawn, though.

mick said...

Great photos. They are certainly noisy especially when a whole flock of them is flying over in the morning and again at evening.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

He's a beautiful bird, Carole. I would love to see one.

schöngeist for two said...

herrlich dieser Kakadu im Baum!
Lieben Gruss Elke

NatureStop said...

Nice shots of the Cockatoo!

Shantana

heyBJK said...

Wonderful shots, Carole! You got some fantastic close-ups!

fjällripan said...

Great close ups of this beautiful, white parrot!!

Hanne Bente said...

Nice picture you show of a cockatoo.
Have always wanted one.
Want a good day today.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Cockatoos are such beautiful birds, and to have them wild in your backyard is wonderful! Do you feed them?

Carole M. said...

Wanda I photographed these ones about a kilometre away from home when out walking one morning. They do though come to the huge old angophora tree near to my back boundary fence in the bush corridor too. I don't feed the birds anymore. When I have in years gone by it tended to also encourage species that you didn't really want to, like the India Mynah

Jan Castle said...

What a show off! But...very pretty!
Jan

Springman said...

Grand looking bird, looks like it might scare the heck out of you!

joo said...

It's a lovely bird to see, Carole!

Sharyl said...

They are absolutely lovely to look at, but you all sure have the largest danged birds just hanging out in your neighborhoods. I'm not afraid of birds like some people I know, but the size of some of these do make them a bit intimidating! :-)