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)


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cockatoo Circus

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A questioning look from a cockatoo eating some bread on my verandah railing, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
3WW #CXXXI ~ crush + knack + varied

Free entertainment
Varied cockatoo antics
Crushed cares and tensions
Screeching white winged dynamo
The knack of graceful dining

Pic by Gemma Wiseman


ThomG said...

Are they wild in your part of the world? Great post and great pictures.

Tumblewords: said...

Nice! A cockatoo circus - exactly - how fun!

Healingstones said...

I am envious of you and your cockatoo friends!!! We have Keas over here - have yet to see any. When I do I'll try to get a photo!

Angel said...

Nice poem. Cool birds!

Baruch said...

What a privilege to see so many together in the wild

Aileni said...

I am constantly amazed by these pictures of cockatoos - and now they are like sparrows!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Oh wow! These are great. I'm luck if I get to see one in a cage somewhere. Must be wonderful to see them wild and free like that.



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