We've been having a lovely time in the garden lately. The weather has been sunny yet cool enough to stay out for most of the day, as opposed to summer where you really have to stay indoors between about 10am and 3pm.
The other morning we woke to a cacophany of Cockatoos having a feast in our front tree. This is usually a hot spot to hang out for the local birds but this particular morning we counted 17 Cockatoos in the tree at once! The little Guy and I sat on the front steps and watched them for ages, one landed on our electrical wires and did a loop-da-loop cause the wire was a bit slack, it was very funny. They also beheaded two of my three sunflowers, but that's ok!
The little Guy and I thought it would be nice to have some bird feeding equipment around the yard to encourage the birds to hang out. So that afternoon I bought a bird feeder with seed and a sunflower seed bell thingy. It took them a few days to find it but they finally found the sunflower seeds, as well as beheading my last sunflower.
oh be careful encouraging cockatoos..........they can very very destructive.......they will start eating timber etc and wreck things.........when we had the gauze off our front verendah years ago we went away for a few weeks and they were only eating berries on the trees when we left and when we came home they had started to destroy the timber on our window and door frames.........
I do love them though they are beautiful birds........encourage some little birds to come eat instead.........
gee, nothing like having the wind knocked out of your sails is there!!
we have cockatoos also, and it might comfort you to know that they have never been destructive in any way on our property. it's lovely to know i can help provide food for these beautiful creatures, especially in winter when food is scarce.
keep doing what you and your little man enjoy. :)
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