These cheeky characters entertained us for quite a while yesterday. We first heard the distinctive screeching of these Sulphur Crested Cockatoos off in the distance before they landed, with loud commotion, on our verandah. They seemed not the least bit perturbed by our inquistive presence and interest in their shenanigans. They were quite happy to pose for photographs before flying off to a nearby gum tree. Cheeky!
A cheeky trio of cockatoos!
An inquisitive fellow.
Pure white feathers and a little yellow crest.
Perched together in a gum tree.
I suspect this trio of cheeky birds may be interested in the still unripe passionfruit on our vine. In previous years, they have plundered our passionfruit, taken the still green fruits up on to our roof, had a nibble and then sent the remains tumbling down the "alleys" of our corrugated roof like bowling balls. What a racket!
These cockatoos are a noisy native bird but I love seeing them here. I don't mind paying for such entertainment in passionfruits ... as long as they leave a few for us!