Look Up, Look Down
for Week 53
Recently I found this Sulphur Crest Cockatoo close
enough to capture a reasonably good photo.
It eyed me off, and decided that I would probably do him no harm…
and decided to preen its feathers.
It reminded me of many summer nights when hundreds of cockatoos
would be noisily bidding each other ‘goodnight’
in surrounding pine trees.
After several hours of ‘goodnights’, when they were almost quiet
our neighbour would fire a shotgun either into them, or in the air,
and hundreds of cockatoos would be woken
from their almost slumber…not mention yours truly.
This one was kinda cute and it is hard to think that it was one of
hundreds which managed to spoil a quiet evening.