Sunday, August 17, 2008

Is this not a face only a mother could love?

This is a recently fledged cockatoo. On my balcony. I gave the poor bugger a but of bread for him to nom on. And he seemed to enjoy it. This is what he'll look like when he grows up. Truly magnificent birds. But butt ugly chicks.

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I finally got my b'day pressie from mum. It took long enough to get here! I had to get it redirected and then had to wait a week until I could pick it up. Inside I found a gorgeous silver bangle and this...


See where I get my sense of humour from? And also my tardiness...

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I lost 0.9kg (2lb) last week.

14 comments:

MissE said...

They really are ugly-cute when they're shedding, aren't they?

Nothing wrong with getting a present to someone late... it's the thought that counts, right? At least that's what I keep telling myself every time I mail a late card or gift...

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Phish babes...who gave you the bird?

No matter...it's a cute birdie. I think that and I'm not it's mother. :)

My bird (Bandit) pasted away a few years ago...he was fun and used to dance back and forth on his perch when he wanted attention.

I love your mom...she's sounds like lots of fun. hehehe.
Ciao babes.

Kezza said...

Ha ha ha, you're Mum is a legend, and cockatoos are awesome even if they are ugly little fuckers to start with!

Cazzie!!! said...

He is sooo cuuute! That is what my Sarah and Mia said in unisen.
I love the card from your mum, she is a genius like me, I do things like that, mix words up to suit individuality :)
Happy Birthday to you love :)

unique_stephen said...

Ahh, sorry to say this but it's not a fledgling. I'm pretty sure it's dying of PBFD.

SPARSELY KATE said...

That bird gives me hope...maybe I'm still in the chickling stage??


You're mum is funny (and whip smart at the scrabble!) you definitely get it from her :)

SPARSELY KATE said...

just read unique_stephen's comment.

Ah, perhaps the bird is not the bearer of hope as I had counted on...

fingers said...

That poor cocky looks like it's been fledged with potato peeler...

Clyde said...

Poor bird
None of us are at our best til we get all of our feathers----but they some of us want to wax them away----
Love your Mum

Clyde said...

Oh---I think I found your two pound---it's on my arse

Anonymous said...

Recently fledged cockatoo!!!???

Is this photo recent?
This is not a recently fledged cockatoo, cockatoo chicks come out of the nest in summer and have all their feathers by winter.
He is either someones old pet who has escaped or an old wild bird who is on his last legs or has Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease
(PBFD)
You can tell by the photo that he is an adult, he has all his primary feathers.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Very cute.

Steph said...

Hope your birfday was awesome. That bird is urgly! Sorry but it tis.

Professor said...

that bird was just flying around wild? aren't those supposed to be caged birds as in people's pet? is this a cultural thing I'm missing???

and i think the card is a hoot!