Two can play at that game.

The following  images mess courtesy of a few cockatoo's.



They make a terrible mess!
The worst part is that they don't even actually want the fruit they mainly want the seed so they throw most of the fruit to the ground. I would happily give them the seeds if only they would wait until I have removed the fruit! After chasing them away multiple times a day which was very ineffective I just decided to keep them out of the tree by ...



I'm not looking forward to washing and de-seeding all these little things but at least we get some. By the time this tree fruited last year I was so over plums. I'm not sure if its a little earlier this year or if I was more mentally prepared for the onslaught of ripe fruit than last summer. The previous owner said that these make a very nice jam.

Sadly the cockatoo's are still winning having virtually cleaned the Nectarine tree off and they eat a small portion realise they are still green and drop them! This makes me mad as I love fresh Nectarines.


As I turned to walk away with the basked of  bull ace I see two cockatoo's alight in one of the Sugar plums on the other side of the garden. grrr.




8 comments:

  1. Oh those naughty cockatoos.
    Have you tried anything to deter them?
    x

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  2. Oh no Tammy how frustrating!!! I hope you get some nice jam out of what you've managed to save!

    Sheree xx

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  3. Tammy the colour of these plums are just divine, I'm sure you will find many uses for them.
    I also have a Cockatoo problem so I feel your pain! Thank you for playing along.

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  4. Can you use bird netting on the trees? It might discourage them. Good luck!

    Barb_in_Ga

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  5. Oh, cockatoos are so frustrating! They used to knock of all of our pecan nuts! Kids with slingshots work well at detering them!

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  6. What little pests! They used to sit on our deck and try to chew the wooden rails... So naughty! I hope you at least make some yummy jam! X

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  7. LOL! I can just see the birds sitting in a tree rolling their eyes at you and saying to each other "well the plums are out tonight, lets try the nectarines and then tomorrow the sugar plums will be ready!"

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