These guys are frequent visitors lately. The trees are in fruit.
Though its not the fruit they want, it seems to be the seeds that are the prize.
They are such beautiful birds but gee they make a nasty mess.
|Directly below where he sits|
|the other side of the tree|
Here is a visitor from a couple of days ago, note his feathers stained by the plums.
The apples are at least large enough that they can pick a fruit and hold it but in the plum they just snap the branches off as they please pluck away the fruit and crack the seeds the mess under the plum is atrocious especially when there are 8 or more at a time feeding. If its not picked up immediately the fruit starts to rot and stink the place up and the flies turn up.
|the mess Cockatoos leave under the plum tree.|
If you are interested this is a vid of him in Action with the Crab Apples. You might be lucky enough to hear the crunching over my neighbours and the traffic.