AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
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Sunday, December 9, 2012

In the cockatoo days...


This photo of the sulphur-crested cockatoo was taken 3 years ago.
In those early days, their numbers were small.
But when up to 50-60 cockatoos chose to be fed here
- and they began destroying any wood around -
my husband was finally persuaded to stop feeding them.
I must admit, I miss taking their photo.


The pain of waiting
Waiting to be fed some seed
Waiting attention


Linking to:
Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
Bird D'Pot
Haiku Heights ~ Pain

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i bet they were destructive! and noisy as can be! :)

joanne said...

what an incredible bird....I feel 'pain' when people think they need such a creature, then keep it in a cage, because they can be so destructive....

siggiofmaine said...

Such a sad story/haiku. Pain for sure.
Thank you for sharing the history.
Peace,
Siggi in Maine, USA

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful cockatoo you show -'ve always wanted one.
Wish you a good Sunday :)
Hanne Bente

Linda Makiej said...

this is a great shot of a really beautiful bird!

Lighthousegal said...

What a beautiful bird. It looks so soft. I imagine they can be a bit destructive, especially when there are several of them together.

Anni said...

I can understand why you'd want to stop feeding them if they were destroying property. But, what a glorious bird and wonderful photo capture.

Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this weekend. Have a great week ahead.

Pranita said...

Wait n its pain... i understand!!
Heavy breath near cold fireplace

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful birds, it is sad they are so destructive. I would love to see them in the wild. Great shot!

bailey-road.com said...

Such a beautiful bird!

Ralph said...

That is an amazing bird we can only see in captivity up here. Beautiful he is, although like most creatures of the wild, they get very comfortable with free food so become a bit of a problem. Still, a majestic avian!

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

edenhills said...

What a great shot! It's a beautiful bird.

Judith Westerfield said...

I always, and today is no exception, look forward to your Haiku and the corresponding stories/information.

Really really really enjoyed!

Prema said...

Nothing can be more painful than waiting. You have perfectly captured that feeling.

Norma Ruttan said...

oh, it's so sad that they are destructive. kinda goes with the old adage, "Beauty is as beauty does." Nonetheless I love his looks.

Grace said...

Lovely photo ~ I hate that pain of waiting, good one ~

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It seems that all creatures must be intimately acquainted with the pain of waiting. Ouch!

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