Welcome back to Sunday Selections!
Began way back in the mists of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.
Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost in your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her photos are always worth seeing.
I usually have a theme and today's theme is birds.
Sulphur Crested Cockatoos.
On my way home, walking through the grounds here, I heard such a racket of squawking and whistles, I just had to find out what was happening.
I walked towards the trees the noise was coming from and saw five sulphur crested cockatoos having very loud "discussions" with each other. There seemed to be some kind of argument going on.
Every now and then, one or two of the birds would spread their wings and appeared to be attacking each other. There was a lot of shuffling and position changing.
I'm guessing there was a territorial dispute underway.
they started in the peppercorn tree
and after a while, while they were quiet, I began whistling at them. this one appeared to be listening to me.
another one squawked at me.
then sat back as I whistled.
I tried "hello cocky" a few times, with no response, although they did seem to listen
the argument began again, with the raising of the crest
then the second crest, followed by much squawking
and then another look at me, perhaps for approval?
angry squawking at the one who looked at me, see the open beak there?
three birds in this shot, there'd been some shuffling around while I spoke to a neighbour who was also watching the action
this one is on his own now, there was a flurry of spread wings and flying back and forth between branches but I wasn't able to catch that on camera
things seemed to be settling down
then another flurry of spread wings and squawking began, I'd been watching for almost an hour by now
and decided it was time to get on home
I gave one last whistle and left them to it.