These cockatoos may not call this tree their home…
however, they certainly look at home in this shot.
On the other hand this parrot is certainly at home.
At least until breeding season is over.
In 2013 we were told about the
Southern Masked (or African Masked) Weaver’s
nest building practices.
If Mrs Weaver does not like it she pulls it apart
and Mr Weaver has to start again.
In 2014, in Botswana we watched in awe
as about 20 Mr Weavers worked
frantically to prepare
their nesting homes under the
guidance of their partner.
This all took place in a tree,
in a busy shopping centre.
The photo is not up-side down.
My contribution for this week’s
Fun Foto Challenge
It’s going to be one of those weeks.
I thought Monday was Sunday
and I was thinking today was only Tuesday
only to realise most of Wednesday has past!
I found these Cockatoos, Corellas,
in an old tree some weeks back.
Instead of going out in the wee hours of this morning, on
the off-chance we could see Aurora Australis (Southern Lights)
from here, I got an early start for sunrise.
Alas even though there was some cloud around
the sunrise was not as good as hoped for.
However, I did spot three cranes on this ship,
AND only spotted three tug boats upon
loading pics to my computer
AND I am going to claim three jetties/piers
in the foreground.
Edit: I have just realised there are three different threes in this photo !!!!
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.
Look Up, Look Down, challenge