Sulphur Crests~

and golden tails,

feast on pine cones,

by bush lagoons.

Raucous flocks,

rest on scribbly gums.

While a curious cockatoo,

climbs down to me.

Cheers to you from Australia’s gorgeous sulphur crested cockatoos~

Note: Scribbly Gum are a type of NSW eucalyptus tree that have distinctive scribbles on their bark left by larval scribbly gum moths.

217 thoughts on “Sulphur Crests~

  1. Thank you, Cindy for all your posts – you remind us all that we live in a beautiful world, that we can build hope and resilience when we connect with nature and with each other. Hugs and much love coming your way, my dear friend.

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  2. This is such a sweet bird, Cindy.
    Australia is very rife with many fantabulous creatures!
    You were lucky to go there ,and meet all of the sweet critters!
    Great shots!

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  3. I can see why they are called scribbly gum trees…
    I’m not sure which is more wonderful…your talent
    or your experiences. Both are little bits of heaven.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  4. It is beautiful bird. By the time of my being to Sydney, I’ve met one of that bird near Aquarium. It sat on the parapet chained to the hook. Nobody was around and it looked lonely. Unfortunately, it was prisoned not free at all.

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  5. Hi Cindy. I enjoyed seeing some of these amazing cockatoos at the Free Flight Bird Sanctuary last fall, but it must be even cooler to see them in the wild. Thanks for telling us about the Free Flight Sanctuary and now showing these gorgeous birds in the wild!

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    • Oh my God! You are the second blogger who visited there. I am so completely touched by both of you. Seeing a place where a veterinarian and staff and volunteers, save captured parrots from the desperation of caged captivity, is something to experience. It is the love that is so mind boggling, between traumatized parrots and people. There is a healing that happens to both.
      Parrots in the wild need our love if they are able to survive. Thank you so much Kathy for caring about them დ


  6. Fabulous images, Cindy. Australian birds, especially the sulphur-crested cockatoos, are so confident, so loud and positive, full of personality. They always make me smile. Thanks for a great post.


    • I have only seen sulphur crests in captivity, except for the two times I have been to Australia. I know it’s normal for folks in Australia to see flocks of all these ‘caged’ parrots flying free and talking loudly. For me it is a penultimate life experience. Thank you for knowing. დ


  7. Thank you for this wonderful poem, and the great mentioning of these wonderful birds, Cindy! Excuse the late revisit. Many thanks to Charles. His reblogging guided me again to your blog.Stay save and be well. Michael


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