Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Anyone else think these blokes are in plague proportions this year or is just me????

Crikey ...... these blokes are out of control!!  I've never seen so many before. Must have been a good season last year, aye?  They're everywhere!!  Big flocks of 'em, little flocks of 'em, medium sized flocks of 'em ...... they're all over the place. I nearly got me one  the other day. They're great fun to chase but they fly away just as you get up close and personal with 'em. One was a bit slow on the uptake and I almost got a tail feather.  One of these days I'll do it.  They're awful good lookin' blokes, aye??  AND amusing to watch. They are quite the clowns. Mum LOVES 'em.  She must have a million photos of 'em but here's a few she captured just yesterday out the front of where we are staying and a few in the backyard.
So ..... what'ya reckon?????  Anyone else think they are in plague proportions this year or is it just me??

Out the back.  Crikey .... it's a cocky tree.
Out the front ... another cocky tree!!


He's a fine specimen, aye??  I was keeping a good eye on him as you will see below.

Watch it mate ... I got my eye on you!!! 
These next blokes were just having an afternoon feed on the grass seeds out the front.







Sorry .... Mum got a bit carried away but she REALLY loves these blokes. She's got a million more if your interested ...... Yaaaaaawwwwnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wanna run ... Love, Charlie.

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  1. OMC!! Momma sez it r so weerd tu see dose guys outside ob a zoo or a petshop cuz heer in Canada, dose r da onwy pwaces we see dem! Pawsum pichurs, Charwie an' yur Mum! Keep dem comin'! Hope yu r habbin' a gwate howliday! I bet yur pawents r watchin' tennis, tu!

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    1. OMDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Zaidie ........ OMDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!
      Fair dinkum, mate ...... GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      We're having a great time and yeah ...... we're watchin' the tennis and the cricket when we can. AND I am chasin' CATS so watch out!!!!!!!

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  2. An', yes, Charwie - it r jus' yu! MOL :D

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  3. BOL we only see them at the pet store in cages over here and they cost a pretty penny.

    Aroo to you.
    Sully

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    1. Crikey Sully .... they fall out of the nest here sometimes. Free for the taking!! My 2 legged sister, Meg, lives in the bush and has rescued a few of them. She looks after them until they can look after themselves and then releases them. She's hand feeding a rainbow lorikeet at the moment. She has to feed him every two hours. He hasn't got many feathers yet and is pretty ordinary lookin' but he'll be really beautiful when they all grow.

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  4. Well...it sounds like you need a little speed work...you slowing down Charlie...oh the shame!

    The Mad Scots

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    1. Crikey ..... do you think I need a personal trainer??????

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  5. Charlie we have a few flocks too..when we came home from hols we noticed they had started to chew he wooden window frames!! not happy! we never feed them juts provide water..they have behaved since we got back home :) love Cockies love there crazy attitude and the way they waddle along :) great pics :) loves Fozziemum xx

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    1. Mum USED to feed 'em ...... see I told you ...... NO BRAINS at all. They almost ate the back deck before she realised it wasn't such a good idea. She STILL loves 'em!!

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    2. Bwahahaa our neighbours where we used to live did the same thing..i used to crack up because when they went to work the cockies would come and ended up eating their verandah railings bwahaha..besides you get more birds from water than feed...but I love them ..we just got back in from the pool and they were all settling for the night in the trees...love Australia Charlie :) xx loves Fozziemum..pee ess I must post my window sill pics...grr..rotters ;)

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  6. You really do have your keen eyes upon them, Charlie!
    Pretty birds they are. We do not have those in the wilds here, but we see them in your blog! BOL!

    Gonna practice your jumping skills? (To catch one.)

    Woofs!

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    1. I'm practisin' Mr JF Sir ..... I'm practisin'!!!!!!!

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  7. You are lucky all we got in plague porps is mozzie's round here.
    Merle..............

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    1. Crikey Merle ..... that sure sux, aye?? Horrible blood suckin' things.

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  8. Hi Charile! I can't tell you how happy I am to see more cockies online today! I am so very glad you stopped by my blog and got to see the pics of our indoor 'too, Leo. He is very loud on his own but I can only imagine what a whole tree of all that yelling would sound like. Yikes! I so love cockatoos and, yes, I would like to see more of mum's cocky pics... but you're pretty cute too, Charlie. So glad to meet you!

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    1. Yeah ..... they're terrible screechers, aye?? You sure don't need an alarm clock with them around. Leo is VERY handsome!! Bet he's a handful. They're such characters!!

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  9. We don't have those guys flying around here. They are kind of cute!

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  10. Mom remembers being woken up by flocks of these descending into the trees nearby and screeching their heads off. People think one can be loud - they have no idea what 100 or so of them sound like :)

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    1. They're UNBELIEVABLE!! You sure don't need an alarm clock around here!!

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  11. Those are FABulous Charlie!! Though, I guess a lot of them could get messy and noisy...oh and I see some pigeons there too! Holy bird poop!! Now, THEY are messy! Peep around here call them flyin' rats! BOL
    Ma loves the Cocky pics, so she says keep em' coming...I say keep your eyes open Charlie...maybe one day soon, you'll gets more than a tail feather!! ☺
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. I keep workin' on it, Ruby ..... Crikey ..... if only we could fly, aye??

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  12. those are some pretty birds!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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    1. They really are!! Mum LOVES 'em so much!!

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  13. I bet I could bark dem real good.

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    1. I'm sure you could Whitley but they probably wouldn't hear you. Compared to them you'd be quiet.

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  14. Hari OM
    Charlie mate, I recall when living in Sydney when heaps of birds started turning up that normally were bush-based and the 'line' was that it was due to environment in bush changing and they were coming in for food.... I am more inclined to think it is climatic.

    They are such characters though can cause a bit of havoc. Charlie, you need to know that these critters are INTELLIGENT; trust me, they will work out your modus operandi and work out how to take over the garden. You gotta duck. You gotta weave. You gotta change that around. You gotta give them one day they think they have the place to themselves. Then straight at 'em... and give mum lots more photo ops!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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    1. Crikey Aunty ...... sounds like I need a personal trainer to get one of those blokes. You available?????????

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    2. ...hang ten Charlie mate; am going to fossick around in the archives and see if I can come up with some garden guarding advices... Yxx

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  15. Wish we had them as we think they are mega cute. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. They are cute but they can be awful destructive too. The bush is the best place for 'em.

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  16. But Charlie they are gorgeous !!! I would luff it if we had a tree full of those in our garden
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. They're great until they start eatin' your windows out or screechin' in your ear at 5am. You've gotta love 'em a lot, like Mum, to put up with 'em. Mind you ..... I think most Aussies love 'em. No-one ever seems to complain too much about 'em and they can be very destructive in numbers but hey ...... they were here before us, aye??

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  17. Like Z sed, we only see those kinda burds in cages. They shur are purdy.

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    1. They sure are Zoe ...... just like your eyes, aye??

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  18. Charlie you live on a wonderful place.... my mom would sell her soul (yeah who wants that black thingy?) to have that parrot guys around. But as much as she loves that feather-dudes to see them free on your blog is much better than to have one who has to stay in a cage :o)
    Easy Rider

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    1. Yep Easy ..... the bush is where they belong, aye?? Crikey ...... would your Mom REALLY sell her soul, black and all as it may be??????????

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  19. CRIKEY Mate.... those are BEAUTIFUL... we loved the one that had his/her CREST fully displayed... We see these in Pet Stores... they are MUCH better OFF wild in your neighborhood though... MUCH MUCH..
    OH thank you fur sharing... OZ has the mostest BEAUTIFUL GORGEOUS birds ...

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    1. Crikey Frankie and Ernie ..... we do have some beautiful birds over here but you have your fair share too, aye?? the bush sure is the best place for them. They do make great pets but to see them flying around in their own habitat you just feel that is the BEST place for them, aye?? They are such characters and such happy, intelligent birds.

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  20. Oh that's neat! Here in AZ we only see those in cages.

    Monty and Harlow

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    1. Crikey ...... I bet you have some great birds in Arizona too, aye?? We have a beautiful wedge tailed eagle in our desert areas. You must have some beautiful eagles.

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  21. Wow! We loved seeing all those white birdies! Thanks! When Mom and Dad went to Florida they saw lots and lots of big white birds, except they were called ibis or herons. They were everywhere! The biggest birdies we get around here are Canada Geese, and maybe a heron or a vulture. Thanks again for the beautiful pictures!

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    1. Crikey that's another thing that's out of control here ..... IBIS!!! OMD they've invaded Sydney, BIG TIME!! The city dwellers aren't happy about it.

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  22. OMD..Our Mama was squeeing so loud! She also loves these guys, but we have never seen them in the wild before!! So very pawesome Charlie!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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    1. Crikey ...... I'm so glad your Mama liked 'em!!!

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  23. OMPUG I cannot believe they are wild where you live, our DAD would be climbing the tree and getting one and putting it in our house to live whew!!! good ting we don't have them around here in iowa.....they would freeze.
    stella rose

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    1. Too, too funny!! I can just see your Dad climbing a tree. He'd probably just get a tail feather, like me, aye???

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  24. But they're so pretty to look at.

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  25. That is so cool they just walk around. We don't see nothing like that
    Lily & Edward

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    1. Yep Lily and Edward ...... they're just walking about all over the place at the moment!!

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  26. Charlie it is hard to imagine seeing that many out in the wild. the only place mom has ever seen them is in a cage in the pet store.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    1. Poor things ...... Let 'em out Madi ..... let 'em out!!!

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  27. Wow - that is so cool!!! Once, I saw a man hiking with one of those on his shoulder, but they definitely aren't native to Arizona.

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    1. Crikey Blueberry ..... Mum so wants to go to Arizona. Your pictures always make her want to see more.

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  28. I think that this is fascinating, since I'm from New Mexico, USA and have never seen this!

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    1. New Mexico ..... that's another place Mum wants to go. She LOVES deserts.

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    2. Thanks for stoppin' by Hazel!! It's very nice to meet you. I can't wait to get to know you better. I sure would like to have a run with those two beautiful hounds of yours.

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  29. Well...okay they are pretty but they are birds and lets face it...cats and birds kind of like oil and water.
    But they are pretty in a bird sort of way.
    The crew has seen some like this in her travels...

    Noodle and crew

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    1. Crikey Nomad ..... a bit like cats and whippets, aye?? Oil and water!!! BUT ..... I like you blokes ...... you just don't seem to like me. What's with all the hissing and spittin and daggers and stuff????? They are pretty birds, aye??

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