Look Up, Look Down-Wk-53

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My

Look Up, Look Down

for Week 53

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Recently I found this Sulphur Crest Cockatoo close

enough to capture a reasonably good photo.

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 It eyed me off, and decided that I would probably do him no  harm…

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and decided to preen its feathers.

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It reminded me of many summer nights when hundreds of cockatoos

would be noisily bidding each other ‘goodnight’

in surrounding pine trees.

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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.

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This one was kinda cute and it is hard to think that it was one of

hundreds which managed to spoil a quiet evening.

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Look Up, Look Down, challenge

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17 thoughts on “Look Up, Look Down-Wk-53

  1. My neighbour has an old macadamia tree that overhangs my property. Those rascal cockatoos love getting up in that tree and snipping off the macadamias which land with a bang, then a rattle as they roll down the metal roof. I’m glad I had installed gutter guards.

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  2. But they are SO NOISY, Woolly ! I love ’em, as I do all our fauna (don’t consider our arachnids to be ‘fauna’ !); but when they invade the inner suburbs with their raucous screeching, I am less in favour of ’em. In fact, I swear a lot … 😉

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    • I’m not an arachnid, or reptile fan, either. Picture a hundred year old tree almost white with cockies…ALL screeching their ‘good nights’ and then your deaf neighbour stirs them as they are nearly quiet. That’s when I began to swear 🙂 Having them dig up crops or paddocks did not help my disposition either! Now they are a novelty to be blogged about. Who would have thought?

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