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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fly by wrecking crew...!


I used to get so fed up with the flocks of WA Carnaby Black Cockatoos that would land in my bottlebrush and within minutes have every seed and flower off the tree.. that was until I discovered they are on the endangered list due to clearance of their natural feeding and nesting habitat in the wheatbelt region. Now when the tree flowers I put up a sign.'breakfast this way', it's the least I can do :) The Red Tailed Cockatoo below is found in abundance all over Australia. I couldn't find a signature on this mural in Northbridge, but if it makes people aware of the plight of the WA black cockatoo I like it even more. I had a tooth implant yesterday so am feeling pretty sorry for myself :( hope your day was a little more fun, take care... p.s. I don't think the chap below was keen to be in my shot :D


28 comments:

  1. Yep, probably on the Wanted List indeed!! How funny!! Love your pics as always! Do hope you're feeling better soon!! Take care and have a great week

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  2. It is a vibrant mural.

    He's hiding a Phantom of the Opera style facial deformity.

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  3. This is a beautiful mural, Grace!

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  4. Beautiful and clever mural!
    All my toughts about the tooth..

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  5. I think there is an Australia wide shortage of tree hollows for all manner of animals to nest in, from cockatoos to possums. Clear felling of trees and destroying old growth forest has shrunk animal habitats significantly, so even if there is enough food, there may not be the places to breed. The Carnaby black cockatoo is quite special.

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  6. Lol, perhaps he's French! ;-) This is fab cheerful!

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  7. They're all canaries in the global "coal mine". Sorry about the tooth. The cure: red wine. (Same for sore muscles, hang nail, fatigue, gimpiness, freckles, etc.)

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  8. A shy fellow! Hope you feel better tomorrow, Grace! Good for you - providing breakfast for the hungry birds.

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  9. I don't think I've ever seen a black cockatoo but I'm betting it's a magnificent looking bird. Great mural. I hope tomorrow has you feeling better.

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  10. That guy is probably on the lamb and you got his photo, that is how many action movies start!
    Nice mural, lots of work and thought went into it.

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  11. I would make some similar move, LOL!

    Thanks for this interesting post and nice pics



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

    =^..^= <3

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  12. I liked the mural when I first saw it. Now I love it knowing they are endangered. I think Stuart has the right idea. You should listen to him.

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  13. Oops, forgot to say thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  14. I didn't know you all had black cockatoos as well as black swans.

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  15. Love the mural - and your changed attitude towards the cockatoos, Grace :-)
    Ouch, Ingo, too signed up for a tooth implant (looong overdue). Hope you feel better already!

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  16. If you need a translation for "Breakfast this Way" in cockatoo speak let me know. This mural is a nice find Grace.

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  17. Splendid -looking birds. The guy in the bottom photo is merely saluting you.

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  18. It is a striking mural and a beautiful bird. I hope they can find more gardens to feed from. Hope your tooth will heal quickly. My external disk drive died with thousands of photos and files. That makes me feel low too.

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  19. Beautiful mural, Grace - maybe the sun was shining in that guy's eyes??? Maybe he was playing hooky from work - who knows, but he's a bit of an intrusion on your beautiful pic!
    I hope you soon recover from the dental work - ooooh, I shudder to even think of it! Very best wishes to you, Joy x

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  20. Cool mural. So nice of you to change your mind about the 'ol black cockatoo! Hope you're feeling better post-dentist. Doesn't sound like fun at all. Hopefully, it hasn't affected your shutter finger. : )

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  21. Hope you feeling better after your implant. Lovely mural.

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  22. Hope you're feeling better, Grace!

    Black Cockatoos? I'd love to see them!

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  23. Best wishes from me to you, and I hope you will feel much better soon.

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  24. He's probably an escaped convict...
    Nice photos Grace. You have the most beautiful wild birds there.

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  25. We have Mexican Parrots and are they ever loud. I think this is a charming mural. I'm always drawn to folk art and along with the environmental message - well, lil' lady, ya gots yourself a winner

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