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April 8th, 2010
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Flock-a-toos! (I'm back)



















I have just downloaded some 800+ images. This is going to take some editing.
Meet a friendly local from the Blue Mountains. This is one of a flock of cockatoos I had been watching circling above the bush, far below the lookout I was on. I was hoping they'd come a bit closer, and I got my wish. This bird hung around posing for me and a German couple for several minutes, close enough that I could have reached out and touched it. Looking at its beak and claws, I decided not to.

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From:wcg
Date:April 8th, 2010 11:29 am (UTC)
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Marvelous pictures. Also, it's good to see you're back here in LJ land.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:April 9th, 2010 09:32 am (UTC)
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Thanks. It's good to have taken the break but also good to be back.
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From:fatfred
Date:April 8th, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC)
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When you drive around in Florida, and see a flock of white birds in a field, they are usually Cattle Egrets.
When I drove around in Oz I would doble-take and say: THOSE ARE COCKATOOS!!!!!
Having one pose for you is awesome!

Edited at 2010-04-08 01:19 pm (UTC)
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From:dianavilliers
Date:April 9th, 2010 09:33 am (UTC)
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Should I ever get to Florida, I'd probably be just as excited by cattle egrets.
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From:sarahdotcom
Date:April 8th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
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I met a pink cockatoo a couple of years ago, by the seaside. He was sitting on a low brick wall. Knowing that his beak could take a finger off, I spent rather a lot of time getting to know him, but he turned out to be a very gentle creature who loved a scratch under the ear!
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From:dianavilliers
Date:April 9th, 2010 09:34 am (UTC)
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A pink cockatoo? I wasn't aware they came in pink.
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From:micheinnz
Date:April 9th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
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