Hot off the press, well hot off the camera.
Around 6am this morning saw me leaping out of bed (let me tell you this took effort as I only got into it about 1am) and trying to sneak out the door to see if I could spot the cocky making the racket outside out place.
I don't think I was too good at sneaking as not only did I spot the cocky, it spotted me. Not that it was too worried especially after I disappeared and reappeared, camera in hand.
This fellow was way up in the neighbour's palm tree. Now I live in a town house so the neighbour's palm tree isn't really that far away, actually it is practically beside out place.
This old? one needs a bit of grooming care. Maybe it is the same one that I have captured before looking all ratty.
Then I spotted another cockatoo who was sneakily spotting me.
Then another snowy white bird in another tree (this is usually the one in kookaburra pics).
I think they got a little tired of posing and left one by one, screeching loudly.
They didn't go far though. I found them and more friends after hearing the ruckus. They had set up camp in the palms near the swimming pool.
I spied on them through a lens and they spied on me.
Again they got tired of my spying antics and deserted the trees, heading for another tree in another place. I suspect the large mango tree not too far from here is what really holds their interest.
Even now I hear occasional squawking and the mango tree could be spot on going by the direction of their racket.
These fellows haven't been around all that much but it great to hear and see them again. I do wish they'd let up on the mangoes though, they are eating my mango chutney loot. Guess I better find some mangoes somewhere else.
On a side note, so sick of American spell check and those red squiggly lines. It is making me doubt my already shaky spelling skills even more.