Friday, July 27, 2007
These are the cockatoos that frequent my balcony. I went to the outside fridge to get some bread and when I turned around lo and behold, there they were. Two of them sitting on the railing looking at me. With the door open and a cat looking at them. I hurriedly shoo'd the furry wench inside and proceeded to hand feed the 'wild' birds. Cockatoos are such amazing birds because they're so damn big. I know they're big. I've always known they're big, but each time I see them up close I'm struck anew. And they have this gangly grace that the tame crow at work doesn't have.
They were very calm and accepted the bread I offered them. And when I ran out of bread I offered them some celery and carrot. Something a tad healthier. One of them flat out threw it away. Clearly disinterested. The other took what was offered, leapt of the balcony, flew about a foot out, dropped the celery and came back. Just so I wouldn't offer it to him again.
They're damn smart those ones.
Please excuse the poor quality of my camera phone, these are best viewed in a smaller frame.