In their hundreds, in a pine tree,

while trying to find a place for the night

or saying good night to their mates… the Sulphur Crest Cockatoos are, without doubt,

the noisiest birds I have ever heard. 

I have heard the above Corellas at dusk. 

However, the numbers that descend on

our patch of the world are noisy enough.

Even a single Sulphur Crest can

make one’s nerves stand on end.


When some Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoos

(commonly known as Black Cockatoos)

first paid the farm a visit, the first I knew was a change

was the when I heard the crunching of acacia tree seeds.

  While my contact with Black Cockatoos

would rate them as fairly quiet,

it was what the noise made while the fed

which created the cacophony. 


Word of the Day Challenge: Cacophony

Weekly Photo Challenge-Prolific



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



The first thing which came to mind were cockatoos.

They often descend on our front or back yards

and proceed to dig it up in search of sustenance. 


 Not that any of them appear under-nourished. 

At least this variety, the Corella,

does not appear to be as noisy as its

cousin the Sulphur Crest.

Down under these are fairly prolific also.

I think we used to have more sheep than any other country,

however, Google tells me that China now has that honour.

Finally, one of our most memorable game drives in Botswana.

 We drove for five or six kilometres with a constant wall

of elephants progressing right to left.

The bumps on the horizon are also elephants.

Our guides estimated there were at least 1,000 elephants

in this sighting alone.

Truly a magnificent experience.