Just so you understand. In the park where the pic of me covered in Rosella’s was taken I could just as easily been covered in Sulphur-crested cockatoos. Except for one thing, fear!!! Like the black cockatoo in the image above they can cut through timber – fingers, ears, ….. with ease. I have history of being bitten by creatures that has made me a little cautious. The black in this photo can find a grub and chew through to it in the center of a 15 cm Black wood in a few minutes. A task I would struggle to achieve with an axe in a similar time as this timber is very hard. The sideways look in the photo below is about trying to avoid being nipped, in this case inadvertently by these cute birds.
I see people with Sulphur-crested cockatoos perched all over them and their children and am not keen to do the same. Every day blood is lost by people tempting fate with these pretty birds. NOT ME!!!!!!
I must remember to not pull my chin in for photos!! Apart from ruining my ‘youthful’ image I could trap a poor little birdie under that fold!!!!