Great Birding Moments #14 Cockatoo Close Encounter
6 Comments »24th September, 2006; Category: Great Birding Moments, Parrots and Lorikeets
Last week I had a post where I wrote about a close encounter with a small flock of Sulphur Crested Cockatoos in suburban Adelaide. In that post I said I had taken a photo of one of the birds looking directly at me, but that it was blurred.
I was wrong.
It was a fine photo albeit a little dark. With a little computer tweaking I was able to make this a reasonable shot after all.
I wonder what he is thinking?
Probably something like “I wonder what that human would do if I grabbed his trigger finger in my beak?”
Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!
I’ve been bitten by one of our smaller parrots, the Scarlet Chested Parrot, and it hurts. Their beaks are like needles, and they don’t mind penetrating the skin. Bourkes Parrots are not much gentler.
The SC Cockatoo beak must leave a nasty would, I’m sure. I’m not in a hurry to test out my theory.
Give Me Food.
Yeah – ok – but leave my fingers in place. On second thoughts – I’ll put some parrot seed on this tray and you can come down and eat it – just keep that beak well away from my fingers.
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