AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Cockatoos With Personality

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Wild cockatoos on my verandah railing, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
Now! About this beauty pageant!
Camera Critters meme #42

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Look deep, deep into my eyes!

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O come now! That can't be true!

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It's an itchy spot right there! Can you see it?

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I think you've got it!

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I think I must try another brand of shampoo!
Cockatoos meeting
Addicted to social bonds
Clear pecking orders

Pic by Gemma Wiseman
Pardon me, but say that again!

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paisley said...

loving that caption on that second to the last!!!!! ha ha!!!!!!

Leslie said...

These are stunning Gemma!

Sabine said...

wonderful pics... i'm starting to get jealous of your cockatoo crowds!

storyteller said...

How lovely to see this gathering of cockatoos today and I love the commentary as well.
Hugs and blessings,

Bruce said...

These are very elegant birds. Nice photos:)

Larry Jordan said...

Great captures of the Cockatoos Gemma! I really enjoyed the visit with them and your eavesdropping on their conversation ;-)

Tootie said...

It's amazing seeing those birds outdoors. We have two pet ones that we love.

The photos are great, as are the captions.

Pagan Sphinx said...

The look like such good friends. I love the yellow plume that comes off its head. Very cool birds!

Babooshka said...

These are so cute and gorgeous. You can just imagine the converstaions.

Carolina said...

Great pictures and love the captures. Very appropriate! Big smile!

dreameyce said...

How awesome! The only way we can see Toos (Western US) is a petstore/someones pet. I've always wanted to visit a place that has the stunning parrots living wild :)

Dianne said...

your captions are hilarious!! and perfect

love the contestant who needs a new shampoo ;)



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