On Friday morning while unpacking the car,
I heard a strange, but half familiar,
squawk behind me,
which I identified as a cockatoo
and narrowed to Black Cockatoo.
Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos
previously, but never a flock of sixteen.
So with our first clear blue sky for the week,
during which we had 117 points of rain,
we get a sign that there is 16
more wet days in front of us.
According to legend one wet day per bird.
Apparently the Black Cockatoos
are some of Australia’s rarest birds.
In the wild, they are rarer than
African lions or even pandas.