Week 107


Back in the day the

Sulphur Crest Cockatoo

was everyone’s pet bird.

While they appear to be sweet,

gentle birds in these photos…

several hundred of them in a neighbour’s tree saying

goodnight to each other is very noisy and takes

the best part of half an hour if not more.

I have heard them nearly quiet,

and then the neighbour decides

he has had enough and fires his shot gun in the air,

which starts the process all over again.

Is it any wonder I like to live away

from my neighbours.


 Similarly the Corella Cockatoo appears

quite serene high up in a tree.

Now we are wondering why our television reception

is not so good…Corellas!

Then after the TV antennae they decide…

 to dig up our front and back yards.

However, with all this aside they are still kind of cute.

Google told me that Tumult was

‘…a loud, confused noise, especially one caused

by a large mass of people….’ 

I dropped the word ‘people’ and

substituted ‘cockatoo’ as the definition

fits the ‘cockies’ behaviour, perfectly…at times.


Pic and Word Challenge: Tumult

6 thoughts on “Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk107_Tumult

  1. <smile> A university roommate of mine had a pet Sulfur Cockatoo which he left at home with his parents. But he did show plenty of pics.

    I was a bit surprised, when visiting my new extended family in Pymble, NSW, to discover that they’re essentially considered pests, much like the way we view Blue Jays and Crows here in North America. They’re noisy, and rampage through bird feeders, taking only the select seeds and scattering the rest, scaring away all the songbirds to boot. That and the sheer number of them, whole flocks. Budgerigars and Galahs by the thousands in the outback of Queensland and the Northern Territory. Noisome, to say the least.

    I did, though, take a bit of a shine for the Black Cockatiel. Something about them just seemed more stately and elegant. =)


    • I think you have summed up Cockatoos fairly well Patrick. They are pretty birds in isolation. However, when in their hundreds…. As for the black Cockatoo…we do not see many of them in Southern Victoria. Half a dozen appeared one year while we were on the farm and they set about destroying/feeding on anything they felt was to their liking. So while, unusual (for us) and with more colour in their plumage than their white cousins, in numbers like anything else they are probably considered pests also. 😀 However, while bothersome at times I never pointed a gun in their direction like a silly neighbour did.

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