If the truth be told, this post should really be called "Rather Acclimated Bird Wednesday" - but that does lack a certain rhythm.
Why I say that is because this weeks bird was a regular at a rather good riverside cafe during our trip to Lorne. As you can see from the pictures, this bird was at home on a fence rail as it was in the tree tops.
Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are not always welcome guests around human habitation as they have a serious tendency to eat your house! I know of no nutrient that can only be gained from treated timber and gutters, but it seems essential to some of these birds!
For all their destructive tendencies, I always like watching them. Like most parrots they are intelligent, "talkative", active birds. This one kept a very keen eye on our plates, but unlike some birds in similar places it was polite enough to wait until we were leaving before it investigated our table.
For all that this may not be a truly wild bird, watching them around a cafe is infinitely preferable to seeing them bored and caged in pet shops. (I think I may have expressed an opinion there!)
I have to say that the bird looks rather pleased with itself in the picture after the yawn!
Now its over to you - you probably know what to do!
And if not, well, just click the link below and follow the instructions.
Invite, share, +1 and generally enjoy. SM